The following cases were recently filed in the Washington-area district courts. This information is provided by the district courts' official online bulletins.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Commercial Power Inc. v. F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielfen & Associates
(No. 13-CV-00097, January 23)
Assigned to Judge Richard Roberts. Diversity: contract dispute. Demand: $175,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Philip Jones, Greenburg & Spence, Gaithersburg, Md.
Paxton v. Medstar Washington Hospital Center
(No. 13-CV-00111, January 25)
Assigned to Judge James Boasberg. Diversity: medical malpractice. Demand: $15 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Michael Wilson, Washington.
Ralls Corp. v. Terna Energy USA Holding Corp.
(No. 13-CV-00117, January 28)
Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. Administrative Procedure Act. Attorneys for plaintiff: Paul Clement and Viet Dinh, Bancroft, Washington. Attorneys for defendant: Howard Hogan and Robert Weigel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington and New York.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA.
Liveris v. ContourGlobal LLC
(No. 13-CV-00094, January 23)
Assigned to Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Diversity: contract dispute. Demand: $3.4 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Stephen Seeger, Seeger P.C., Washington.
Trizetto Group Inc. v. Farmaco-Logica B.V.
(No. 13-CV-00105, January 24)
Assigned to Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Trademark infringement. Attorneys for plaintiff: Adrienne Lee, Brian Daucher and Ryan Rosner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Washington. Attorney for defendant: Stephanie Bald, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Washington.
Ashford v. The Fountains Condominium
(No. 13-CV-00110, January 25)
Assigned to Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Notice of removal: civil rights. Attorney for plaintiff: Lisa Brown, Brown Law Offices, Woodbridge, Va. Attorney for defendant: Kara Ariail, Jackson Lewis, Reston, Va.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD.
PJK Food Service Corp. v. Pinkberry MidAtlantic LLC
(No. 13-CV-00226, January 23)
Assigned to Judge Paul Grimm. Agricultural Commodities Act. Demand: $92,000. Attorneys for plaintiff: Blake Surbey and Kate Ellis, McCarron & Diess, Washington.
Tahir v. Wal-Mart Stores East L.P.
(No. 13-CV-00248, January 25)
Assigned to Chief Judge Deborah Chasanow. Petition for removal: personal injury. Attorney for plaintiff: Karl Chen, Chen Law, Largo, Md. Attorney for defendant: Christopher Dunn, DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis, Bowie, Md.