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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 District of Maryland, Greenbelt division; and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria division. This information was provided by the district courts’ official online bulletin boards. U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Ullico Inc. v. James Luce (No. 04-CV-1830, Oct. 21) Assigned to Judge Richard Leon. Diversity — property damage. Demand: $1 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Anthony Trenga, Miller & Chevalier, Washington, D.C. Keith Boykin v. Corrections Corporation of America (No. 04-CV-1839, Oct. 22) Assigned to Judge John Bates. Petition for removal. Demand: $1 million. Attorney for plaintiff: John Pressley Jr., Washington, D.C. Attorneys for defendant: Elizabeth Gere and Erik Pritchard, Ross, Dixon & Bell, Washington, D.C. Georgetown University v. Digene Corp. (No. 04-CV-1842, Oct. 22) Assigned to Judge Paul Friedman. Diversity — contract dispute. Attorney for plaintiff: John Cuddihy, Williams & Connolly, Washington, D.C. Attorney for defendant: Yolanda Hawkins, Howrey Simon Arnold & White, Washington, D.C. Shafiq Rasul, et al. v. Donald Rumsfeld, et al. (No. 04-CV-1864, Oct. 27) Assigned to Judge Ricardo Urbina. Tort claim. Demand: $40 million. Attorney for plaintiffs: Eric Lewis, Baach, Robinson & Lewis, Washington, D.C. Knight Ridder, et al. v. Department of Veterans Affairs (No. 04-CV-1896, Nov. 1) Assigned to Judge Gladys Kessler. Freedom of Information Act. Attorney for plaintiffs: Eleanor Smith, Zuckerman Spaeder, Washington, D.C. Attorney for defendant: John Henault Jr., U.S. Attorney’s Office, Washington, D.C. U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD. Waveline Midgette, et al. v. Kay Management Co. Inc. (No. 04-CV-3685, Nov. 19) Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorneys for plaintiffs: Jeanett Henry, Washington, D.C.; Donald Temple, Temple Law Offices, Washington, D.C. Attorney for defendant: Bruce Harrison, Shawe and Rosenthal, Baltimore, Md. Eastern Waterproofing & Restoration Co. Inc., et al. v. Sauer Inc., et al. (No. 04-CV-3691, Nov. 19) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Miller Act. Demand: $345,000. Attorneys for plaintiffs: Lawrence Prosen and Joel Rubinstein, Bell, Boyd and Lloyd, Washington, D.C. Fikre Wondimante v. Fana Assefa, et al. (No. 04-CV-3718, Nov. 22) Assigned to Judge Deborah Chasanow. Notice of removal. Demand: $598,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Walter Smitson, CASA of Maryland, Takoma Park, Md. Attorney for defendants: Alane Tempchin, Sullivan Talbott and Batt, Rockville, Md. CapitalSource Finance v. B&B Contractors Inc. (No. 04-CV-3739, Nov. 24) Assigned to Judge Deborah Chasanow. Diversity — notice of removal. Attorneys for plaintiff: Kenneth Grigg Jr. and Raphael Larson, Patton Boggs, Washington, D.C. Attorney for defendant: Michael Stover, Whiteford Taylor and Preston, Baltimore. U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA. Marcia Burgos, et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. (No. 04-CV-1401, Nov. 19) Assigned to Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Diversity — personal injury. Demand: $75,000. Attorney for plaintiffs: Alexander Blankingship, Blankingship & Associates, Alexandria, Va. E-Trade Bank, et al. v. State Employees Credit Union (No. 04-CV-1409, Nov. 23) Assigned to Judge T.S. Ellis III. Diversity — negotiable instrument. Demand: $80,000. Attorney for plaintiffs: Barrie VanBrackle, Manatt Phelps & Phillips, Washington, D.C. Donald Tharpe v. H. Moffette Tharpe Jr., et al. (No. 04-CV-1411, Nov. 23) Assigned to Judge James Cacheris. Diversity — breach of contract. Demand: $1.4 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Alexander Laughlin, Wiley Rein & Fielding, McLean, Va. MCImetro Access Transmission Services v. Sprint Corp. (No. 04-CV-1419, Nov. 24) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Breach of tariff. Demand: $5.6 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Susan Podolsky, Jenner & Block, Washington, D.C. Dollar Phone Corp. v. Bradley Hoch (No. 04-CV-1420, Nov. 24) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Diversity — contract default. Demand: $117,000. Attorney for plaintiff: James Rixse, Hogan & Hartson, McLean, Va.

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