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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 Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects v. Dawson Publications Inc. (No. 04-CV-0412, March 15) Assigned to Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson. Petition for removal (declaratory judgment). Attorneys for plaintiff: Jason Pardo, Roy Kaufman, and Vernon Johnson III, Jackson & Campbell, Washington, D.C. Attorney for defendant: Matthew Hjortsberg, Bowie & Jensen, Towson, Md. Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America v. Mark McDowell, et al. (No. 04-CV-0417, March 15) Assigned to Judge James Robertson. Declaratory judgment. Demand: $75,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Peter Chatilovicz, Seyfarth Shaw, Washington, D.C. Chamber of Argentine-Paraguayan Producers of Quebracho Extract, et al. v. Cornel Holder, et al. (No. 04-CV-0426, March 16) Assigned to Judge Henry Kennedy. Administrative Procedure Act. Attorney for plaintiffs: Robert Adler, O’Connor & Hannan, Washington, D.C. Attorney for defendants: Brian Sonfield, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Washington, D.C. Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd., et al. v. Alphapharm Pty Ltd., et al. (No. 04-CV-0430, March 16) Assigned to Judge Richard Leon. Patent infringement. Attorney for plaintiffs: Michael Nadel, McDermott, Will & Emery, Washington, D.C. Salk Institute for Biological Studies, et al. v. Hoffman-La Roche Inc. (No. 04-CV-0430, March 16) Assigned to Judge Richard Leon. Patent interference (dissatisfaction). Attorney for plaintiffs: Victor Balancia, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Washington, D.C. Robert Williams, et al. v. The Purdue Pharma Co., et al. (No. 04-CV-0451, March 18) Assigned to Judge Emmet Sullivan. Antitrust. Demand: $75,000. Attorney for plaintiffs: Neil Henrichsen, Henrichsen Siegel, Washington, D.C. U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA. Chevy Chase Bank F.S.B. v. Wachovia Bank N.A., et al. (No. 04-CV-0275, March 15) Assigned to Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Declaratory judgment. Demand: $342,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Ralph Taylor Jr., Dorsey & Whitney, Washington, D.C. The Smith Barney Division of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. v. Ty Stephens, et al. (No. 04-CV-0276, March 15) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Breach of contract. Attorney for plaintiff: Scott Kowalski, Watt Tieder Hoffar & Fitzgerald, McLean, Va. Attorney for defendants: David Ross Jr., LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, Washington, D.C. Nabil Asterbadi v. Earl Leitess, et al. (No. 04-CV-0286, March 17) Assigned to Judge Claude Hilton. Recovery of overpayment. Demand: $850,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Dale Cooter, Cooter Mangold Tompert & Wayson, Washington, D.C. The Royal China & Porcelain Companies Inc. v. Masterpiece International Ltd. (No. 04-CV-0297, March 18) Assigned to Judge James Cacheris. Breach of contract. Demand: $293,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Michael McCarthy, Collier Shannon & Scott, Washington, D.C. Dow Enterprises II Inc. v. Richard Bunstein, et al. (No. 04-CV-0301, March 19) Assigned to Judge Claude Hilton. Breach of contract. Demand: $500,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Matthew Moore, Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, Rockville, Md. Attorneys for defendants: Louis Dolan Jr., Nixon Peabody, Washington, D.C.; Kenneth Rhoad, Gebhardt & Smith, Baltimore. U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD. Yenis Iraheta v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Co., et al. (No. 04-CV-0794, March 19) Assigned to Judge Deborah Chasanow. Petition for removal (breach of contract). Demand: $300,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Douglas Desjardins, R. Jack Clapp and Associates, Washington, D.C. Attorney for defendants: Robert Hesselbacher Jr., Wright Constable and Skeen, Baltimore. Russlyn Hanson-Sexton v. Mirant Mid-Atlantic LLC (No. 04-CV-0797, March 19) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Job discrimination. Demand: $1.5 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Lawrence Holzman, Joseph Greenwald and Laake, Greenbelt, Md.

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