A Brooklyn, N.Y. couple was awarded $1 million dollars after a Manhattan Supreme Court jury ruled in favor of their claim made to Allstate Insurance for damages to their home caused by vibrations from a supersonic airliner taking off from a nearby airport. The case also cast a few more shadows on Allstate’s claim-handling methods.

According to a release from the law firm Wilkofsky, Friedman, Karel & Cummins, John and Annette Ferranti had a custom-built steel and concrete home in Mill Basin, Brooklyn. In July of 2002, an Air France Concorde flight had trouble gaining altitude upon take off, and subsequently “buzzed” Belle Harbor at a hazardously low altitude.



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