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Often following the large-scale devastation wrought by severe-weather events such as Superstorm Sandy are lawsuits against individuals and entities responsible for protecting, managing and maintaining the buildings that suffered serious damage in the storm’s wake. 

A handful of such suits have already been filed in New York City on behalf of residents of large residential buildings. The suits seek monetary damages caused by inadequate preventative measures taken before Sandy, as well as insufficient recovery measures thereafter—and also allege negligence, permitting unlawful entry into residential buildings and failure to mitigate damages. 

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