Legal Articles: Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation

 







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HTMLMaryland Does Not Have Personal Jurisdiction Over Brazilian Company in Breach of Contract Action
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In Purdue Holdings, Inc. v. BRF S.A., No. JKB-14-1007 (D. Md., September 19, 2014), the Court granted the Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction, in a breach of contract case. Purdue Holdings, Inc. (“Purdue”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of an international...

 

HTMLElements To Plead Prescriptive Easements And Implied Easements Clarified By Court
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In the 1930’s, a developer built the neighborhood known as Foxhall Village in the District of Columbia. Included in the development were lots 52 and 53, upon which a common twelve foot driveway was placed for the benefit of the occupants of both lots. The twelve foot driveway straddled the...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Affirms Maryland District Court’s Ruling That Absence of Privilege Log Constitutes Waiver and Permits Chevron to View Documents from Ecuadorian Action
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In Chevron Corporation v. Aaron Page, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was asked to decide on the consolidated appeals stemming from a multi-billion-dollar judgment rendered in Ecuador against the Chevron Corporation. Chevron sought discovery in several American courts to...

 

HTMLLis Pendens Claim Improperly Based On Noise Nuisance Warrants Attorneys’ Fees.
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Bloom was the owner and occupant of condominium Unit #9, which was directly below Unit #13, owned and occupied by Beam. In 2009, Beam installed a new floor in his unit. As a result of this new floor installation, Bloom filed a Complaint alleging that the installation of the new floor created a...

 

HTMLUnited States District Court Enters Summary Judgment for Defendant Marine Vessel Dealer Because Plaintiff’s Claims Expired under the Statute of Limitations
Wayne C. Heavener; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In Willox v. Ladas, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland entered summary judgment in favor of a defendant marine vessel dealer and one of its members on a breach of contract claim, because the plaintiff filed his claims after the statute of limitation had expired. Writing...

 

HTMLStates’ River Boundary Subject To Change over Time
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 2014
River Riders and River & Trail (jointly “River Riders”) are Maryland companies that provide outdoor adventure activities on the Potomac River with the permission of the National Park Service. Potomac Shores owns lands on the Virginia side of the Potomac River, which allegedly...

 

HTMLCorporation Does Not Have Protected Interest in Documents Thrown in Common Area Dumpster
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Between 1998 and 2000, Greenpeace, an environmental lobbying group, investigated and lobbied against Dow Chemical Co. and Sasol North America, Inc. for their chemical manufacturing operations at Lake Charles, Louisiana. In response, both companies retained lobbying firms to assist in combating...

 

HTMLDistrict of Columbia Recognizes Economic Loss Doctrine in Negligence Case for First Time
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In Aguilar v. RP MRP Washington Harbour, LLC, No. 13-CV-329 (District of Columbia Court of Appeals, September 4, 2014), and in a case of first impression, the District of Columbia high court recognized the economic loss doctrine in a negligence case. The economic loss doctrine prohibits claims of...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Affirms Lower Court’s Dismissal of Complaint to Permit Arbitration on Grounds of Equitable Estoppel
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In Keanna Lomax v. Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was asked to determine whether the district court erred in dismissing, without prejudice, Plaintiff Keanna Lomax’s amended complaint to permit arbitration. Lomax’s complaint...

 

HTMLNew Maryland Rule 1-322.2 (Requiring Certificate by Attorney of Personal Identifier Information Redaction) Is Repealed
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 2014
New Maryland Rule 1-322.2 was supposed to take effect on July 1, 2014, however, due largely to rising concerns from county clerks of court, the implementation of the Rule was stayed until September 1, 2014. The Rule would have required that every pleading or paper filed in a litigated civil or...

 


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