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The following selected cases were recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria division; and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Greenbelt division. This information was provided by the district courts’ official online bulletin boards. U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Grace Bender, et al. v. Jeanus Parks Jr., et al. (No. 03-CV-2485, Dec. 2) Assigned to Judge Rosemary Collyer. Petition for removal. Attorney for plaintiffs: Dale Cooter and Donna Mangold, Cooter, Mangold, Tompert & Wayson, Washington, D.C. Attorney for defendants: Haig Kalbian, Kalbian Hagerty, Washington, D.C. Council on American-Islamic Relations Inc. v. Cass Ballenger (No. 03-CV-2488, Dec. 2) Assigned to Judge Richard Leon. Assault, libel, slander. Demand: $1 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Julie Ann Quagliano, Quagliano & Seeger, Washington, D.C. Kevin Lynch v. West Publishing Corp. (No. 03-CV-2489, Dec. 2) Assigned to Judge Gladys Kessler. Job discrimination (race). Demand: $20 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Jimmy Bell, Upper Marlboro, Md. Attorney for defendant: Andrea Calem, Epstein Becker & Green, Washington, D.C. Desiree Green v. United States Postal Service (No. 03-CV-2498, Dec. 4) Assigned to Judge Paul Friedman. Federal Tort Claims Act. Demand: $352,000. Attorney for plaintiff: William Lightfoot, Koonz, McKenney, DePaolis & Lightfoot, Washington, D.C. Ricot Charlot, et al. v. Bushmaster Firearms Inc. (No. 03-CV-2501, Dec. 5) Assigned to Judge Emmet Sullivan. Personal injury. Attorney for plaintiffs: John Keeney, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, D.C. Attorneys for defendant: Lawrence Greenwald and Catherine Bledsoe, Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, Baltimore. U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA. Tanashin Denki Co. Ltd. v. Curtis International Ltd. (No. 03-CV-1493, Dec. 1) Assigned to Judge Claude Hilton. Patent infringement. Attorney for plaintiff: Matthew Sheldon, Reed Smith, Falls Church, Va. Future Media Architects Inc. v. Corey Richardson (No. 03-CV-1494, Dec. 1) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Patent infringement. Attorney for plaintiff: Jonathan Westreich, Alexandria, Va. Christopher Lamparello v. Jerry Falwell, et al. (No. 03-CV-1503, Dec. 3) Assigned to Judge Claude Hilton. Trademark infringement. Attorney for plaintiff: Raymond Battocchi, Gabeler Battocchi Griggs & Powell, Falls Church, Va. Sharon Faith v. Ronald Elliott Sr., et al. (No. 03-CV-1508, Dec. 5) Assigned to Judge T.S. Ellis III. Negotiable instrument. Demand: $350,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Stephen Bou, Law Offices of Bou & Bou, Washington, D.C. U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD. Scott Byrum v. Client Network Services Inc. (No. 03-CV-3423, Dec. 3) Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Petition for removal (contract). Demand: $109,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Damon Bernstein, Law Office of Damon K. Bernstein, Rockville, Md. Attorneys for defendant: Gina Petro and Malcom DeLorme, Winston and Strawn, Washington, D.C. Valerija Smith v. Estate of Edwin Smith, et al. (No. 03-CV-3423, Dec. 2) Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Notice of removal. Attorneys for plaintiff: Marjorie DiLima, DiLima Law Firm, Kensington, Md.; Dorothy Fait, Fait and Malament, Rockville, Md. Attorneys for defendants: Stephen Friedman and Cary Hansel III, Joseph Greenwald and Laake, Greenbelt, Md. Pediamed Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc., et al. (No. 03-CV-3443, Dec. 3) Assigned to Judge Deborah Chasanow. Trademark infringement (Lanham Act). Attorney for plaintiff: Michael Converse, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, Washington, D.C. Buckingham Mortgage Corp. v. Pinnacle Financial Corp. (No. 03-CV-3444, Dec. 3) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Breach of contract. Demand: $100,000. Attorneys for plaintiff: Patrick Kearney and Carlton Obecny, Selzer Gurvitch Rabin and Obecny, Washington, D.C. Attorneys for defendant: Mitchel Kider, Cynthia Swann, and Sandra Brickel, Weiner Brodsky Sidman and Kider, Washington, D.C. The following cases were recently granted Civil I status in D.C. Superior Court. This information was provided by the court’s Civil Division. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Tina Tremblay, et al. v. Medlantic Healthcare Group Inc. d/b/a Washington Hospital Center, et al. (No. 02-CA-3319, Nov. 18) Assigned to Judge Cheryl Long. Medical malpractice. Attorneys for plaintiffs: Wayne Cohen and Adam Leighton, Cohen & Cohen, Washington, D.C. Attorneys for defendants: Robert Goodson and Shadonna Hale, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, Washington, D.C.; Daniel Costello, Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut Klein & Nash, Annapolis, Md. Ruth Perez, et al. v. Children’s Hospital d/b/a Children’s National Medical Center (No. 01-CA-1611, Dec. 8) Assigned to Judge Cheryl Long. Medical malpractice. Attorneys for plaintiffs: Stuart Greenfeig and Darcy Shoop, Stein Sperling Bennett DeJong Driscoll & Greenfeig, Rockville, Md. Attorneys for defendant: Gary Brown and Adam Smith, Rockville, Md. Oma Jean Lewis v. Medlantic Healthcare Group Inc. d/b/a Washington Hospital Center, et al. (No. 01-CA-5738, Dec. 8) Assigned to Judge Herbert Dixon. Medical malpractice. Attorneys for plaintiff: Jack Olender, Melissa Rhea, and Elizabeth Frey, Jack H. Olender & Associates, Washington, D.C. Attorneys for defendants: Steven Hamilton and Karen Karlin, Hamilton Altman Canale & Dillon, Bethesda, Md.; Angela Russell, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, Washington, D.C.

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