LIPA lawsuit

Lawsuit filed alleging negligence by power companies during Breezy Point blaze
Lawsuit filed alleging negligence by power companies during Breezy Point blaze
South Maggie Hayes 7/05/2013 at 2:27PM

The Breezy Point blaze during Sandy was “so massive, it looked like a forest fire,” said Billy Heeran, a Rockaway resident. Heeran owned what has been called an “iconic restaurant” in the neighborhood, the Harbor Light Pub. The family business had stayed afloat for over 30 years, but it was reduced to ashes the night [...]

After losing 40 years of memories in Breezy Point fire, homeowner fights for justice
After losing 40 years of memories in Breezy Point fire, homeowner fights for justice
South Maggie Hayes 2/04/2013 at 11:23AM

The cause of Sandy’s Breezy Point fire was electric, the FDNY announced in December. One month later, area resident Kieran Burke has initiated a lawsuit against the town’s power company, LIPA, and rallied his neighbors to fight for justice. “[LIPA’s] negligence destroyed my home and incinerated 40 years worth of memories,” said Burke. “That was [...]