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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 Howard. v. Countrywide Home Loans Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00510, March 25) Assigned to Judge Richard Leon. Truth in lending. Attorney for plaintiff: Jonathan Zucker, Washington, D.C. Attorneys for the defendants: Mark Bierbower, Hunton & Williams, Washington D.C.; and Michael Russo Jr., Council Baradel Kosmerl & Nolan, Annapolis, Md. Butte County, Calif. v. Hogen, et al. (No. 08-CV-00519, March 26) Assigned to Judge Henry Kennedy. Judicial review of agency actions. Attorney for plaintiff: Dennis Whittlesey, Dickson Wright, Washington, D.C. TIG Insurance Co. v. Firemen’s Insurance Co. of Washington, D.C. (No. 08-CV-00528, March 27) Assigned to Judge Ricardo Urbina. Declaratory judgment. Attorney for plaintiff: Robert Kelly, Jackson & Campbell, Washington, D.C. Sterling Steel Co. LLC v.Union Pacific Railroad Co., et al. (No. 08-CV-00539, March 28) Assigned to Judge Paul Friedman. Antitrust. Attorneys for plaintiff: R. Keith Johnston, Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan, Kansas City, Mo.; Joseph Kronawitter, Horn Aylward & Bandy, Kansas City, Mo.; and David Peterson, Peterson & Associates, Kansas City, Mo.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD. Crandall v. DirectTV Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00765, March 25) Assigned to Judge Deborah Chasanow. Petition for removal — personal. Demand: $5 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Robert Samet, Ashcraft & Gerel, Rockville, Md. Attorney for defendants: Kathleen Bustraan, Lord & Whip, Baltimore. DOPS Inc. v. Otter Creek Brewing Inc. (No. 08-CV-00781, March 27) Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Diversity — notice of removal. Attorneys for plaintiff: Joseph Compofelice Jr. and Bruce Marcus, MarcusBonsib, Greenbelt, Md. Attorneys for defendant: Joseph Creed, Timothy Maloney, and Veronica Byam Nannis, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, Greenbelt, Md. Choice Hotels International Inc. v. Kent Hospitality Group Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00783, March 27) Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Diversity — breach of contract. Attorney for plaintiff: Stuart Kreindler, Choice Hotels International Inc., Silver Spring, Md.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA. Duffy v. Kyocera Mita America Corp. (No. 08-CV-00279, March 21) Assigned to Judge Gerald Lee. Job discrimination — age. Attorney for plaintiff: Eva Esber, Williams & Connolly, Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees, Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund, et al. v. Chavez Sheet Metal Co. (No. 08-CV-00280, March 21) Assigned to Judge Liam O’Grady. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Attorney for plaintiffs: Martin Hogan, Washington, D.C. Weathers v. Trash-Away Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00299, March 27) Assigned to Senior Judge James Cacheris. Denial of overtime compensation. Attorney for plaintiff: Nils Peterson, Arlington, Va. Kroger Management Group Inc. v. Continental Casualty Co., et al. (No. 08-CV-00301 March 28) Assigned to Judge Leonie Brinkema. Diversity — insurance contract. Attorneys for plaintiff: George Ragland, Ragland and Slugg, McLean, Va.; and Robert Zelnick, Szabo, Zelnick, and Erickson, Woodbridge, Va. Attorney for defendants: Sarhana Livingston, Ross, Dixon & Bell, Washington, D.C.

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