Category Archives: Business and Civil Lit…
In a recent case, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Judge Blake) interpreted a contract’s choice of law provision as excluding the named jurisdiction’s court-made common law, and applied only that state’s procedural law. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. The choice of law provision provided that [t]hese Rules… Read More »
Firm Principal J. Stephen Simms discusses the growing threat of cyber crime to the bunker industry and its financial implications in a recently published Bunkerspot article.
In what may be the only case of its kind, Simms Showers successfully used a Rule B admiralty action to attach, and ultimately auction, a domain name. In Bunkers International Corporation v. Carreira Pitti, P.C. (United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Case No. 11-cv-62753), the Court ordered the United States Marshals Service… Read More »
Simms Showers will represent the victim of a 2009 shooting by a repeat juvenile offender who was supposedly being tracked by an ankle monitoring device. The offender, who was under home detention, got into a fistfight in South Baltimore, left and then returned with a gun, firing into a crowded intersection. The then-six-year-old victim… Read More »