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The following cases were recently filed in the local district courts. This information was provided by the district courts’ official online bulletin boards.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Matah Holdings LLC v. Mega Group Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00008, Jan. 3) Assigned to Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle. Diversity — other contract. Demand: $485,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Thomas Mauro, Mauro Law Offices, Washington, D.C. Stanton, et al. v. Eli Lilly and Co., et al. (No. 08-CV-00022, Jan. 4) Assigned to Judge Reggie Walton. Diversity — product liability. Demand: $3 million. Attorneys for plaintiffs: Benjamin Cooper, Aaron Levine, Brandon Levine, Steven Lewis, and Renee Robinson-Meyer, Aaron M. Levine & Associates, Washington, D.C. Attorneys for defendants: John Anderson, Troutman Sanders, McLean, Va.; Kathleen Bustraan, Lord & Whip, Baltimore; Janet Coleman, Whitney & Bogris, Towson, Md.; John Coots, Michelle Mangrum, and Judith O’Grady, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Washington, D.C.; Elizabeth Ewert, Drinker Biddle & Reath, Washington, D.C.; Sarah Keast, Goodwin Procter, Washington, D.C.; Robert Kelly, Jackson & Campbell, Washington, D.C.; Sidney Leech, Goodell, Devries, Leech & Dann, Baltimore; Jennifer Levy, Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, D.C.; Sean McDonough, Hudgins Law Firm, Alexandria, Va.; William Sanders, McGivney & Kluger, Fordham Park, N.J.; and Harold Walter, Tydings & Rosenberg, Baltimore. American Psychological Association v. Abebooks Inc. (No. 08-CV-00030, Jan. 7) Assigned to Judge James Robertson. Declaratory judgment. Attorney for plaintiff: Jonathan Hudis, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, Alexandria, Va. Broadcast Music Inc., et al. v. Nicks, et al. (No. 08-CV-00040, Jan. 8) Assigned to Judge John Bates. Copyright infringement. Attorney for plaintiffs: Mary Zinsner, Troutman Sanders, McLean, Va.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD. Kinsey v. Women’s Surgery Center LLC, et al. (No. 08-CV-00067, Jan. 8) Assigned to Judge Roger Titus. Federal question — medical malpractice. Demand: $999,000. Attorneys for plaintiff: Caragh Fay and Thomas Fay, Law Office of Thomas Fortune Fay, Washington, D.C. Berger v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (No. 08-CV-00076, Jan. 10) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Employee Retirement Income Securities Act — employee benefits. Attorney for plaintiff: Jonathan Beiser, Ashcraft & Gerel, Rockville, Md. Trustees of the Seafarers Health and Benefits Plan, et al. v. CJC Catering LLC (No. 08-CV-00083, Jan. 11) Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Employee Retirement Income Securities Act — employee benefits. Attorney for plaintiff: Ellen Silver, Seafarers International Union, Camp Springs, Md. Raymond Associates LLC v. Ravensworth International Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00094, Jan. 11) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Diversity — other contract. Demand: $125 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Margaret Glassman, McGuireWoods, McLean, Va.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA. Meeks v. Household Life Insurance Co. (No. 08-CV-00017, Jan. 7) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Notice of removal — insurance contract. Attorney for plaintiff: Roy Bradley, Bradley Law Firm, Madison, Va. Attorneys for defendants: Joshua Heslinga, Troutman Sanders, Richmond, Va.; Mary Zinsner, Troutman Sanders, McLean, Va. STLE Corp. v. The Hershey Co., et al. (No. 08-CV-00019, Jan. 9) Assigned to Judge Gerald Lee. Antitrust litigation. Attorney for plaintiff: John Tran, DimuroGinsberg, Alexandria, Va. Kropf v. BearingPoint Inc. (No. 08-CV-00020, Jan. 9) Assigned to Judge Liam O’Grady. Job discrimination (race). Attorney for plaintiff: Sharon Gustafson, Arlington, Va. Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Co. v. Maree, et al. (No. 08-CV-00024, Jan. 10) Assigned to Judge Liam O’Grady. Diversity — interpleader action. Attorney for plaintiff: Edwin Stephens, Christian & Barton, Richmond, Va.

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