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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 Rozell Nesbitt v. American Center for International Labor Solidarity, et al. (No. 03-CV-2535, Dec. 12) Assigned to Judge Richard Roberts. Job discrimination (employment). Attorney for plaintiff: Gilda Sherrod-Ali, Capitol Legal Group, Washington, D.C. Sisay Amare, et al. v. Washington Terrace Hotel (No. 03-CV-2538, Dec. 15) Assigned to Judge Henry Kennedy. Job discrimination (race). Attorney for plaintiffs: Aria Shariati, Shariati & Associates, Washington, D.C. General Motors Corp., et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency (No. 03-CV-2543, Dec. 16) Assigned to Judge James Robertson. Freedom of Information Act. Attorney for plaintiffs: Justin Savage, Beveridge & Diamond, Washington, D.C. Cynthia Spigner v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (No. 03-CV-2544, Dec. 15) Assigned to Judge Ellen Huvelle. Petition for removal (Civil Rights Act). Demand: $300,000. Attorney for plaintiff: John Pressley Jr., Washington, D.C. Attorney for defendant: Donna Gaffney, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, D.C. Roger Williams v. Men’s Wear House (No. 03-CV-2549, Dec. 16) Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Job discrimination (employment). Demand: $300,000. Attorney for plaintiff: C. Sukari Hardnett, Silver Spring, Md. Bettye Marshall v. Equifax CreditInformation Services Inc. (No. 03-CV-2560, Dec. 18) Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Fair Credit Reporting Act. Demand: $1.3 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Kay Clarke, Clower & Clarke, Washington, D.C. Eyad Abu-Hamda v. Metropolitan CriticalCare Services P.C., et al. (No. 03-CV-2562, Dec. 18) Assigned to Judge Reggie Walton. Breach of contract. Demand: $126,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Suzanne Tsintolas, Law Offices of Suzanne Tsintolas, Rockville, Md. U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA Cox at Purcellville, et al. v. Board of Supervisors of Loudoun County, Virginia (No. 03-CV-1538, Dec. 11) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Civil rights (personal property). Attorney for plaintiffs: Julian Karpoff, Karpoff & Title, Arlington, Va. Merrill Lynch Business Financial Services Inc. v. Sam Saeid Zamani, et al. (No. 03-CV-1542, Dec. 11) Assigned to Judge James Cacheris. Breach of contract. Demand: $2.6 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Janis Orfe, Law Offices of Janis Orfe, Fairfax, Va. Pinebrook Consulting Inc. v. Gregory Horton, et al. (No. 03-CV-1546, Dec. 12) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Fraud. Demand: $3 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Kevin Bedell, Dorsey & Whitney, Washington, D.C. Xybernaut Corp. v. Viewsonic Corp. (No. 03-CV-1549, Dec. 15) Assigned to Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Patent infringement. Attorney for plaintiff: Matthew Sheldon, Reed Smith, Falls Church, Va. Patsy Walker v. Laboratory Corporationof America Holdings, et al. (No. 03-CV-1550, Dec. 15) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Job discrimination (age). Demand: $1 million. Attorney for plaintiff: William Hardy, Karalekas & Noone, Washington, D.C. PolyCity Industrial Ltd. v. FunLine Industries Inc., et al. (No. 03-CV-1551, Dec. 15) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Patent infringement. Attorney for plaintiff: Peder Garske, Baker & Hostetler, Washington, D.C. U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD Zim-American Israeli Shipping Co. Inc. v. Tawalee Motors, et al. (No. 03-CV-3537, Dec. 12) Assigned to Judge Roger Titus. Violation of maritime regulations. Demand: $13,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Cynthia Raposo, Gill and Sippel, Rockville, Md. John J. Kirlin Inc. v. TAC Americas Inc., et al. (No. 03-CV-3566, Dec. 16) Assigned to Judge Deborah Chasanow. Breach of contract. Demand: $5 million. Attorneys for plaintiff: Douglas Patin and Paul Waters, Spriggs and Hollingsworth, Washington, D.C. Choice Hotels International Inc. v. Ral Antigo Motel Limited Partnership II, et al. (No. 03-CV-3568, Dec. 16) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Trademark infringement. Attorney for plaintiff: James Healy, Choice Hotels International Inc., Silver Spring, Md. Information Systems & Networks Corp., et al. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America (No. 03-CV-3601, Dec. 19) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Insurance contract. Demand: $295,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Benjamin Kahrl, Singer and Associates, Bethesda, Md. Everett Carpenter, et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. (No. 03-CV-3604, Dec. 19) Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Petition for removal (personal injury). Demand: $1.25 million. Attorney for plaintiffs: Lowell Gordon, Law Office of Lowell Gordon, Rockville, Md. Attorney for defendant: William Tiller, Beaty and Tiller, Richmond, Va. Linwood Abbott, et al. v. Fairbanks Capital Corp., et al. (No. 03-CV-3609, Dec. 19) Assigned to Judge Deborah Chasanow. Notice of removal. Attorney for plaintiffs: Jeffrey Weintraub, Hicks and Weintraub, Rockville, Md. Attorneys for defendants: Michael Pate, Covahey Boozer Devan and Dore, Towson, Md.; Edward Robbins Jr. and Jessica duHoffmann, Miles & Stockbridge, Baltimore.

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