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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 Hacker v. Raise the Bar LLC, et al. (No. 07-CV-01113, June 21) Assigned to Judge John Bates. Libel, assault, and slander. Demand: $500,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Barry Kopit, Law Offices of Jay S. Weiss, Washington, D.C. Attorney for defendants: Nicholas McConnell, Jackson & Campbell, Washington, D.C. Duckett, et al. v. District of Columbia, et al. (No. 07-CV-01116, June 21) Assigned to Judge James Robertson. Civil rights. Attorney for plaintiffs: Omar Melehy, Zipin & Melehy, Silver Spring, Md. GVL Pipe & Demolition Inc. v. Association of American Railroads, et al. (No. 07-CV-01119, June 21) Assigned to Judge Paul Friedman. Antitrust litigation. Attorney for plaintiff: Benjamin Brown, Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, Washington, D.C. Gaudreau, et al. v. American Promotional Events Inc., et al. (No. 07-CV-01122, June 22) Assigned to Judge Ellen Huvelle. Trademark dispute. Attorney for plaintiffs: Paul Grandinetti, Levy & Grandinetti, Washington, D.C. Lambertson, et al. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (No. 07-CV-01123, June 22) Assigned to Judge James Robertson. Product liability. Attorney for plaintiffs: Bart Valad, Valad & Vecchione, Fairfax, Va.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD. Chase Home Finance LLC v. Maalouf, et al. (No. 07-CV-01645, June 21) Assigned to Judge Roger Titus. Breach of contract. $250,000. Attorneys for plaintiff: Akia Fox Roane and Gary Tepper, Arent Fox, Washington, D.C. National Electrical Benefit Fund v. JPH Enterprises Inc. (No. 07-CV-01651, June 22) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Employee benefits. Demand: $25,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Jennifer Bush Hawkins, Potts-Dupre, Difede & Hawkins, Washington, D.C. Thornton v. The Purdue Frederick Co., et al. (No. 07-CV-01671, June 25) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Product liability. Demand: $999,000. Attorneys for plaintiff: Richard Morris Gummere, Law Office of Richard M. Gummere, La Plata, Md., and Jennifer Bragg, King & Spalding, Washington, D.C.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA. Optical Air Data Systems LLC v. Olson (No. 07-CV-00592, June 20) Assigned to Judge Claude Hilton. Interstate Commerce Act. Demand: $244,000. Attorney for plaintiff: John T. Husk, Law Offices of Seaton & Husk, Vienna, Va. Attorney for defendant: Tracy Hudson, Smith, Hudson & Carluzzo, Manassas, Va. Graduate Management Admission Council v. Shi, et al. (No. 07-CV-00605, June 21) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Copyright infringement. Attorney for plaintiff: Joseph Hartman, Fulbright & Jaworski, Washington, D.C. Porter, et al. v. Globe Life and Accident Insurance Co. (No. 07-CV-00611, June 21) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Breach of contract. Demand: $250,000 Attorney for plaintiffs: Herbert Rosenblum, Rosenblum & Rosenblum, Alexandria, Va. Attorney for defendant: Robert Barnes Delano Jr., Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, Richmond, Va. Buffalo Wings Factory Inc. v. Mohd, et al. (No. 07-CV-00612, June 22) Assigned to Judge Gerald Lee. Trademark infringement. Demand: $500,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Eugene Policastri, Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver, Leesburg, Va.

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