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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 Davis v. Joseph J. Magnolia Inc. (No. 08-CV-00290, Feb. 20) Assigned to Judge Emmet Sullivan. Job discrimination � race. Attorney for plaintiff: Cary Devorsetz, Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora, Washington, D.C. Grynberg, et al. v. BP PLC, et al. (No. 08-CV-00301, Feb. 21) Assigned to Judge John Bates. Personal injury. Demand: $6.1 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Kelly Hebron, Pride Law Office, Largo, Md. Hawkins v. Lanier (No. 08-CV-00302, Feb. 22) Assigned to Judge Rosemary Collyer. Civil Rights Act. Demand: $250,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Gilda Sherrod-Ali, Washington, D.C. Attorneys for defendant: Shana Frost and Nicole Lynch, Office of D.C. Attorney General. Cloutier v. Eli Lilly and Co. (No. 08-CV-00308, Feb. 22) Assigned to Judge Henry Kennedy. Diversity � product liability. Demand: $2 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Aaron Levine, Aaron M. Levine & Associates, Washington, D.C. Attorneys for defendant: John Coots, Michelle Mangrum, and Judith O’Grady, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Washington, D.C.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD. Choice Hotels International Inc. v. Buccellato (No. 08-CV-00466, Feb. 20) Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Diversity � breach of contract. Demand: $102,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Stuart Kreindler, Choice Hotels International Inc., Silver Spring, Md. Carter v. Industrial Knife Co. Inc. (No. 08-CV-00468, Feb. 20) Assigned to Judge Roger Titus. Job discrimination � race. Attorney for plaintiff: James Butler, Butler Legal Group, Washington, D.C. Medrano, et al. v. Williams Mechanical Contracting Corp., et al. (No. 08-CV-00471, Feb. 20) Assigned to Judge Roger Titus. Job discrimination � race. Attorneys for plaintiff: Stephan Lebau and Richard Neuworth, Lebau & Neuworth, Towson, Md. United States Olympic Committee v. Olympic Supply Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00496, Feb. 25) Assigned to Judge Deborah Chasanow. Trademark infringement. Attorneys for plaintiff: Kevin Arthur and Ezra Gollogly, Kramon & Graham, Baltimore.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA. Jacoby v. Avidyne Corp. (No. 08-CV-00155, Feb. 21) Assigned to Judge James Cacheris. Diversity � personal injury. Attorney for plaintiff: Peter Miller, The Miller Firm, Orange, Va. Ocean World Lines Inc. v. Comtrans International LLC (No. 08-CV-00178, Feb. 26) Assigned to Judge Thomas Jones. Personal injury. Attorney for plaintiff: Christopher Abel, Troutman Sanders, Norfolk, Va. Royal Hospitality Inc. v. Indian Harbor Insurance Co. (No. 08-CV-00179, Feb. 26) Assigned to Judge T.S. Ellis III. Diversity � insurance contract. Attorney for plaintiff: Thomas Brown, Silver & Brown, Fairfax, Va. Vericept Corp. v. Tillett (No. 08-CV-00180, Feb. 26) Assigned to Judge James Cacheris. Diversity � misappropriation of trade secrets. Attorney for plaintiff: Brooke McDonough, Goodwin Procter, Washington, D.C.

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