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New York City Tenants
Imbesi Christen and Napoli Bern were among the first law firms to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of New York City tenants that resided in a residential building, located in lower Manhattan.

Some residential building owners failed to take proper precautions to prevent water penetration, which resulted in the damage of electrical equipment, boilers and property. Some residential buildings were deemed uninhabitable and tenants were forced to find alternative residences.  

Building owners located in lower of Manhattan had ample warning and time to properly prepare their buildings for the potential storm surge.  Some buildings, which experienced the highest water levels caused by the surge, sustained minimal damage because their owners properly fortified the perimeter of the buildings. 

Other buildings failed to take reasonable actions to prevent water from penetrating the perimeter of the building, which resulted in extensive damages to the buildings infrastructure.

Residents of New York City that resided in buildings that were deemed uninhabitable, should call our firm today, for a complimentary consultation.     

​The firms offer free advice to all clients regarding qualifying for FEMA benefits.  In fact, some of the firms' clients are currently receiving FEMA benefits that are paying for their hotel expenses.
​On November 19, 2012, Cashwell v. 2 Gold, LLC, et. al., Index No. 158155/2012, was filed on behalf of over one thousand (1000) residents residing at 2 Gold Street or 201 Pearl Street. The Law Offices of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP, ("Napoli Bern") and Imbesi Christensen have filed the class action complaint. Since 1997, Napoli Bern has recovered more than $3 billion for its clients. Napoli Bern often represents victims of high profile cases. and recently settled the claims of more than 10,000 first responders made ill by toxic exposures at the site of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 attacks.  
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Potential Damages
  • Cost of temporary housing/hotel
  • Moving expenses
  • Food and beverage costs
  • Real estate broker's fee
  • Furniture and clothing replacement
  • Utility charges