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

HICA Education Loan Corp. v. Smith
(No. 13-CV-00404, March 28)
Assigned to Judge Reggie Walton. Diver­sity: default of student loan. Demand: $21,706. Attorney for plaintiff: Jeffrey Lippman, Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, Baltimore.

Montes v. Janitorial Partners Inc.
(No. 13-CV-00410, March 29)
Assigned to Judge Richard Leon. Federal question: Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney for plaintiff: Denise Clark, Clark Law Group, Washington.

Essex Insurance Co. v. Founders Insurance Co.
(No. 13-CV-00421, April 2)
Assigned to Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle. Diversity: insurance. Attorney for plaintiff: Jesse Martin, Troutman Sanders, Washington.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD.

Lyons v. FCC Environmental LLC
(No. 13-CV-00917, March 27)
Assigned to Chief Judge Deborah Chasanow. Civil rights: jobs. Demand: $6 million. Attorney for plaintiff: Roberto Allen, Law Offices of Roberto Allen, Wheaton, Md. Attorney for defendants: Elena Marcuss, McGuireWoods, Baltimore.

Trustees of The National Automatic Sprinkler Industry Welfare Fund v. Dennis W. Convy and Dennis W. Convy Jr.
(No. 13-CV-00963, March 29)
Assigned to Judge Paul Grimm. Labor: Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Demand: $36,000. Attorney for plaintiffs: Charles Gilligan, O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue, Washington.