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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 Derosa v. General Electric Co., et al. (No. 08-CV-00122, Jan. 22) Assigned to Judge John Bates. Diversity — personal injury. Attorney for plaintiff: John Kearns, Saiontz, Kirk & Miles, Baltimore. Shadwick v. Medtronic Inc. (No. 08-CV-00128, Jan. 23) Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Diversity — product liability. Demand: $4 million. Attorneys for plaintiff: Aaron Levine and Steven Lewis, Aaron M. Levine & Associates, Washington, D.C. Attorneys for defendant: David Gossett and Michael Lackey Jr., Mayer Brown, Washington, D.C. Fanning v. ABC Inc. (No. 08-CV-00136, Jan. 24) Assigned to Judge Reggie Walton. Employee Retirement Income Securities Act — employee benefits. Attorney for plaintiff: R. Richard Hopp, O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue, Washington, D.C. Winston & Strawn LLP v. Doley, et al. (No. 08-CV-00144, Jan. 24) Assigned to Judge Reggie Walton. Diversity — breach of contract. Demand: $84,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Thomas Buchanan, Winston & Strawn, Washington, D.C.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD. Peoples v. The Marjack Co., et al. (No. 08-CV-00178, Jan. 22) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Job discrimination (employment). Demand: $500,000. Attorneys for plaintiff: Joel DuBoff, DuBoff and Associates, Silver Spring, Md.; and Donna Rucker, DuBoff and Associates, Washington, D.C. Cutrone v. Chevy Chase Motel Associates, et al. (No. 08-CV-00197, Jan. 23) Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Tort negligence. Demand: $10 million. Attorneys for plaintiff: Richard Silber and Douglas Sparks, Sparks & Silber, Washington, D.C. Flagstar Bank FSB v. Fundstar Financial LLC (No. 08-CV-00206, Jan. 24) Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Trademark infringement. Attorney for plaintiff: Thomas Dunlap, Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver, Leesburg, Va. Newsone Newspaper Distribution Services LLC v. Gannett Satellite Information Network Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00214, Jan. 25) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Antitrust litigation. Attorney for plaintiff: Stuart Schwager, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Bethesda, Md.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA. Todd v. United Way of America (No. 08-CV-00054, Jan. 23) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Federal question — Family and Medical Leave Act. Attorneys for plaintiff: R. Scott Oswald and Nicholas Woodfield, The Employment Law Group, Washington, D.C. United Van Lines LLC v. Padron (No. 08-CV-00064, Jan. 24) Assigned to Judge Gerald Lee. Federal question — Interstate Commerce Act. Demand: $29,000. Attorney for plaintiff: John Husk, Law Office of Seaton & Husk, Vienna, Va. Merzazada v. Virginia United Methodist Homes Inc. (No. 08-CV-00070, Jan. 24) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Job discrimination (race). Attor-ney for plaintiff: Michael Deeds, Kestell & Associates, Washington, D.C. Ramirez v. Solomon Edwards Group LLC, et al. (No. 08-CV-00071, Jan. 24) Assigned to Judge Claude Hilton. Right to re-employment of inducted persons. Attorney for plaintiff: Maureen Carr, Rees Broome, Vienna, Va.

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