The following cases were recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Smith v. Washington Post Co.
(No. 12-CV-01746, October 26)
Assigned to Judge Richard Roberts. Diversity: breach of contract. Attorneys for plaintiff: Brian Markovitz, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, Greenbelt, Md., and Veronica Jackson, Kelley, Drye & Warren, Washington.

Williams v. Architect of the Capitol
(No. 12-CV-01756, October 30)
Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Congressional Accountability Act. Demand: $600,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Jeffrey Leib, Washington.

Queen’s Medical Center v. Sebelius
(No. 12-CV-01758, October 31)
Assigned to Judge Rosemary Collyer. Review of agency action. Attorney for plaintiffs: Lori Rubin, Foley & Lardner, Washington.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD.

Electric Technologies Inc. v. O’Donnell Construction Co.
(No. 12-CV-03143, October 24)
Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Miller Act. Demand: $752,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Shawn Whittaker, Whittaker & Associates, Rockville, Md.

Jackson v. King Oak Enterprise Inc.
(No. 12-CV-03170, October 26)
Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney for plaintiff: Gregg Greenberg, The Zipin Law Firm, Silver Spring, Md.

Farwell v. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC
(No. 12-CV-03180, October 29)
Assigned to Judge Roger Titus. Consumer credit. Attorney for plaintiff: Douglas Gottron, Morris Palerm, Rockville, Md.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA.

Miller v. Conservation International Foundation
(No. 12-CV-01209, October 31)
Assigned to Judge Gerald Lee. ERISA. Attorney for plaintiff: Sharon Gustaf­son, Arlington, Va.