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A homeowner from Long Island is suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), variousFEMA officials, and Wright National Flood Insurance Company, seekingpayment of his Superstorm Sandy claim through FEMA's SuperstormSandy Claims Review (SCR) process. Unhappy with what he said he hasbeen offered under the SCR, the homeowner alleged in his lawsuitthat the defendants' actions were “indefensible, arbitrary,capricious, and directly contrary” to his rights.

The complaint

David Clutter alleged in his complaint that he had purchasedflood insurance on his home in Long Beach, N.Y., from Wright Flood,which had issued a flood insurance policy to him under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). He contendedthat his home suffered “severe flood damage” when Superstorm Sandystruck on Oct. 29, 2012, causing “massive damage” to his home'sfoundation.

Clutter filed a claim with Wright, but contended that itunderpaid his Superstorm Sandy claim by more than $160,000.

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