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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 SmartGene Inc. v. Advanced Biological Laboratories S.A. (No. 08-CV-00642, April 11) Assigned to Judge James Robertson. Patent infringement. Attorney for plaintiff: Wyatt Durrette Jr., DurretteBradshaw, Richmond, Va. Bailey, et al. v. J & B Trucking Services Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00644, April 14) Assigned to Judge Rosemary Collyer. Petition for removal. Demand: $4 million. Attorney for plaintiffs: Steven Van Grack, Axelson, Williamowsky, Bender & Fishman, Rockville, Md. Attorney for defendants: Neil MacDonald, Hartel, Kane, DeSantis, MacDonald & Howie, Beltsville, Md. International Painters and Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund, et al. v. Rich Prairie Painter Inc. (No. 08-CV-00653, April 14) Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Employee pension plan. Attorney for plaintiffs: Kent Cprek, Jennings Sigmond, Philadelphia. Pergo v. Unilin Beheer B.V. (No. 08-CV-00659, April 15) Assigned to Judge Royce Lamberth. Patent infringement. Attorney for plaintiff: Richard Brusca, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Washington, D.C.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD. Agpaoa v. Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. (No. 08-CV-00935, April 15) Assigned to Judge Deborah Chasanow. Petition for removal — personal. Demand: $750,000. Attorneys for plaintiff: John Valente III, Thomas Mike Miller Jr., Clinton, Md. Attorneys for defendant: Matthew Angotti and Rachel Stewart, Anderson, Coe & King, Baltimore. Porter v. Watson, et al. (No. 08-CV-00954, April 15) Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Petition for removal — civil rights. Attorney for plaintiff: Terrell Roberts III, Roberts & Wood, Riverdale, Md. Attorneys for defendants: Lakeecia Allen and Timothy Fitzmaurice, Office of the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Upper Marlboro, Md. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00984, April 16) Assigned to Judge William Nickerson. Job discrimination — employment. Attorney for plaintiff: Debra Michele Lawrence, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Baltimore. Samuels v. Pfizer Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00980, April 17) Assigned to Judge Benson Legg. Personal injury. Attorney for plaintiff: Robert Jenner, Janet, Jenner & Suggs, Baltimore.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA. Bryan v. Simpson, et al. (No. 08-CV-00365, April 15) Assigned to Judge T.S. Ellis III. Civil rights. Attorney for plaintiff: Alexander Francuzenko, O’Connell & O’Connell, Rockville, Md. Chao v. My Bakery & Cafe Inc., et al. (No. 08-CV-00366, April 16) Assigned to Senior Judge James Cacheris. Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney for plaintiff: Karen Barefield, Department of the Labor Office of the Solicitor, Arlington, Va. The Flexible Benefits Council v. Feltman, et al. (No. 08-CV-00371, April 17) Assigned to Senior Judge James Cacheris. Trademark infringement. Attorney for plaintiff: Bernard DiMuro, DiMuroGinsberg, Alexandria, Va. Plant v. Merrifield Town Center (No. 08-CV-00374, April 17) Assigned to Judge T.S. Ellis III. Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act. Attorney for plaintiff: Henry St. John FitzGerald, Arlington, Va.

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