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Court Strips Aetna of its Discretionary Authority in an ERISA long term disability litigation

News Aetna Success Story

In an ERISA New York disability litigation against Aetna, Riemer Hess successfully argued the Court should review the case under the plaintiff-friendly de novo standard – substantially increasing the Plaintiff’s chances of prevailing.  The Court, in following the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Halo vs. Yale Health Plan, stripped Aetna of its discretionary authority because it failed to to strictly adhere to the ERISA claims regulations, and its violations were neither inadvertent nor harmless.

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Plaintiff Awarded Over 15 Years of Unpaid Benefits In Hotly Contested Long Term Disability Lawsuit

Litigation News Success Stories Insurers Sun Life Standard of Review Success Story

Riemer Hess aggressively litigated a hotly contested long term disability lawsuit against Sun Life – ultimately winning over 15 years of unpaid benefits for the Plaintiff, despite Sun Life’s unsuccessful appeals. The judge’s opinion in this case is a major victory for the Plaintiff, as well as future disabled claimants who are victims of insurance company abuse and delay tactics.

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Happy Fourth of July - Riemer Law Firm


“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
-Thomas Jefferson 

Please join us in being grateful for our Rights this July 4th.

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Riemer Hess Gets Silly & Supports Red Nose Day


Team Riemer joins the FUN-raiser by wearing our red noses, having fun and making a difference for kids who need our help at home and around the world.  Share a laugh and join us in getting seriously silly to support Red Nose Day’s mission to lift kids out of poverty.

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Riemer Volunteers at MS Society Law Day


Riemer Hess, who represents many clients who suffer from the devastating symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis served as volunteers at the Law Day of the multiple sclerosis New York City Chapter of the National MS Society on Sunday, May 17, 2015.  The event was hugely successful, helping many individuals with MS.

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