HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s second-highest court has ruled ex-NFL player and investment firm founder Bob Simms can’t sue his ex-wife’s lawyers for fraud in a long-running divorce and alimony case.
Simms claims his former wife, Donna Simms, and her lawyers failed to disclose a nearly $360,000 inheritance she received in 2006 and 2008 during a legal fight over the amount of alimony he pays. Her lawyers deny the allegations.
The state Appellate Court ruled in a 2-1 decision Monday that Bob Simms can’t sue the lawyers. It says they’re protected by a doctrine called absolute immunity.
Simms played for the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1960s. He founded Simms Capital Management Inc. and now lives in Greenwich (GREN’-ich). He says he plans to appeal to the state Supreme Court.