Weiss & Hiller Launches New Law Firm Web Site

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Weiss & Hiller, PC, a prestigious Madison Avenue law firm, announced the launch of its new website, http://www.weisshiller.com. The new site highlights some of Weiss & Hiller’s recent achievements.

We frequently serve as a law firm of last resort for clients whose cases have been mishandled by prior attorneys. As a sophisticated boutique law firm, we are frequently chosen to challenge mega-sized firms. Our record in these cases is excellent.

Weiss & Hiller, PC, a prestigious Madison Avenue law firm, announced the launch of its new website, http://www.weisshiller.com. The new site highlights some of Weiss & Hiller’s recent achievements, including:

  •     its landmark victory in an action against a UnumProvident affiliate, establishing broad new rights for abused policyholders, including the right to future benefits and attorneys’ fees for bad faith repudiation of a disability policy;

Wurm v. First Unum Life Ins. Co., (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (602270/96)

  •     its highly publicized suit against HBO and “Sex in the City,” which, in just 24 hours, compelled changes to an episode that would have disparaged its clients;

MNM Properties v. HBO, Sex and the City, et al.

  •     its recent success before the New York State Supreme Court in Weisel v. UnumProvident, establishing for the first time in New York, entitlement to recover punitive and treble damages against insurance companies under the RICO statute for bad faith termination of disability benefits; and

Weisel v. UnumProvident Corp., Index No.: 600759/05 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2006)

  •     its victory before the Court of Appeals in Red Hook/Gowanus Chamber of Commerce v. Bd. of Standards and Apps., establishing new protections for community groups challenging variances, zoning, and other land-use decisions.

Red Hook/Gowanus Chamber of Commerce v. New York City Bd. of Standards and Appeals, 5 N.Y.3d 452, 805 N.Y.S.2d 525, 839 N.E.2d 878 (2005) (Court of Appeals decision establishing new rights for business and community groups suing developers)

Red Hook/Gowanus Chamber of Commerce v. New York City Bd. of Standards & Apps., 11 Misc. 3d 1081(A), Slip Copy, 2006 WL 1023901 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2006) (on remand from Court of Appeals)

  •     its securing of a $100+ million settlement against a publicly-held pharmaceutical company in an action for breach of a license agreement;

The new website provides an in-depth view of the firm, including: detailed descriptions of each practice area in which the firm specializes; a collection of its “success stories” in various of its practice areas including insurance law, commercial litigation and land-use proceedings; biographies of each of its attorneys; published articles written by members of the firm; news about the firm and about the areas of law in which it practices; and its current newsletter.

Managing Partner, Michael Hiller, attributed Weiss & Hiller’s cutting edge successes to its demonstrated ability to move immediately in emergency situations: “When necessary, we’ll turn on a dime and work through the night to obtain immediate results for our clients.” Arnold Weiss, the firm’s other Managing Partner, added: “We frequently serve as a law firm of last resort for clients whose cases have been mishandled by prior attorneys. As a sophisticated boutique law firm, we are frequently chosen to challenge mega-sized firms. Our record in these cases is excellent.”

Weiss & Hiller predominantly handles complex legal matters, business and commercial litigation, insurance law (representing policyholders only) and land use and environmental proceedings. The firm’s clients include individuals, community groups, business associations, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and sole proprietorships in a wide range of civil matters in the New York metropolitan area. The firm represents policyholders in insurance cases nationwide.

Contact Arnold Weiss or Michael Hiller at (212) 319-4000.

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