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Three years after Superstorm Sandy, litigation continues to wind through the courts. While many cases have been settled through mandatory mediation programs, hundreds of cases are still pending. The courts continue to urge settlement of Sandy cases and issue very short discovery schedules in those cases that do not settle. The courts have also been confronted with allegations that certain expert reports relied on by Write-Your-Own (WYO) insurers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deny Sandy claims were improperly altered, leading the judges overseeing Sandy cases in the district courts to hold hearings and FEMA to agree to reopen nearly 144,000 claims. Read the entire article here.