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Riemer Hess Convinces Federal Court to Award $97,354.80 in Attorney Fees


On March 27, 2014, the United States District Court in Manhattan awarded Mr. Riemer's client $97,354.80 in attorney fees. The Court awarded all attorney fees requested. In weighing the factors for deciding if attorney fees should be awarded, the Court found that the degree of culpability, deterrence, and the relative merits of the case favor plaintiff.

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Riemer Volunteers at the MS Society Legal Day


On Sunday, December 15, 2013, attorney Scott M. Riemer volunteered at the Legal Day of the New York City Chapter of the MS Society. The Legal Day is an annual event that permits individuals suffering from Multiple Sclerosis to obtain legal help from a group of volunteer lawyers of various specialties. This year, because of the snow storm, participating individuals received telephone consultations instead of face-to-face meetings. Mr. Riemer has been volunteering for the MS Society Legal Day for over 10 years.

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Riemer Obtains Landmark Victory Against UNUM Stripping UNUM’s Discretionary Authority to Determine Benefit Eligibility

Litigation News Insurers UNUM

On August 5, 2013, Riemer Hess won a landmark victory in McDonnell v. First Unum Life Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110361 (S.D.N.Y. August 5, 2013).
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Riemer Convinces Court to Award His Client $219,192 In Attorneys’ Fees and 9% Prejudgment Interest

Litigation News Success Stories Insurers Sun Life Attorneys Fees Prejudgment Interest

On July 24, 2013, Riemer Hess prevailed in a long-standing dispute over attorneys’ fees in Levitian v. Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (U.S.), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105686 (S.D.N.Y. July 24, 2013).

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Riemer Speaks at Disability Insurance Conference


On January 24, 2013, Scott M. Riemer was a presenter at the 15th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims in New York City. The conference is sponsored by the American Conference Institute. The conference includes speakers who are leading plaintiff and defense lawyers as well as top medical experts. The topic of Mr. Riemer's discussion was "The Ongoing Discovery Battle: Understanding Its Scope and Limitations and Implementing Meaningful Strategies in Today's Environment." Please take a look at ACI's website for more information,

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