The following cases were recently filed in the Washington-area district courts. This information is provided by the district courts’ official online bulletins.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Ofori v. Better Publications Inc.
(No. 12-CV-01958, December 5)
Assigned to Judge Beryl Howell. Libel. Demand: $2 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Donald Temple, Donald M. Temple P.C., Washington.
Humane Society of the United States v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(No. 12-CV-01965, December 7)
Assigned to Judge Amy Jackson. Endangered Species Act. Attorney for plaintiffs: Ralph Henry Jr., The Humane Society of the United States, Washington.
Wood v. General Dynamics Information Technology
(No. 12-CV-01971, December 10)
Assigned to Judge Gladys Kessler. Petition for removal. District of Columbia Human Rights Act. Demand: $500 million. Attorney for defendant: Michael Murphy, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, Washington.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD.
Miller v. Equifax Information Services LLC
(No. 12-CV-03582, December 6)
Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Fair Credit Reporting Act. Attorney for plaintiff: Robinson Rowe, Rowe Weinstein & Sohn, Rockville, Md.
Elizabeth M. Ross, M.D. & Kenneth M.H. Lee, M.D., P.C. v. Sigurdsson
(No. 12-CV-03627, December 11)
Assigned to Judge Roger Titus. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Demand: $147.8 million. Attorneys for plaintiff: Douglas Desmarais and Kerstin Miller, Smith & Downey, Baltimore.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA.
The Hertz Corp. v. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
(No. 12-CV-01411, December 7)
Assigned to Judge Gerald Lee. Diversity: breach of contract. Demand: $75,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Julie Carpenter, Jenner & Block, Washington.
Kamparri Trading Ltd. v. Match.com LLC
(No. 12-CV-01419, December 11)
Assigned to Judge T.S. Ellis III. Trademark declaratory judgment. Attorneys for plaintiffs: Jeffrey Feldman and Susan Latham, Feldman Gale, Miami. Attorneys for defendant: Alan Greer, Richman Greer, Miami; Joshua Spoont, Richman Greer, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Edward Colbert, Kenyon & Kenyon, Washington.
Walden v. Berkeley Plaza Associates Inc.
(No. 12-CV-01424, December 11)
Assigned to Judge Liam O’Grady. Americans With Disabilities Act. Attorney for plaintiff: M. Ryan Casey, Ku & Mussman, Miami.