$17 Million Dollar Judgement Stands as U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review
Riezman Berger, P.C. is pleased to announce that despite the postponement of many oral arguments before the High Court, the United States Supreme Court continues to review requests for review of Circuit Court rulings from across the nation. One such request came from the Defendants in the case of 4SEMO.COM, Inc. versus Southern Illinois Storm Shelters. This week the Supreme Court issued its ruling denying the request of Southern Illinois Storm Shelters and the other Defendants the the judgement rendered in favor of 4SEMO.COM, Inc., a southern Missouri company which sells and installs storm shelters be reviewed. The judgement for trademark infringement was secured by St. Louis attorney Charles Kramer of Riezman Berger, P.C. in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, and the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upheld the trial Court's 17 Million Dollar judgment in October of last year, and sent the case back to the trial court for the addition of an award of costs and attorneys fees to 4SEMO. The decision of the Supreme Court to deny further appeal now ends the case, with 4SEMO.com entitled to pursue collection of the award.