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
Epstein v. Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.) Inc.
(No. 13-CV-00663, May 9)
Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Diversity: employment discrimination. Demand: $450,000. Attorney for plaintiff: George Chuzi, Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, Washington.
Azcao Carrillo v. Dandan Inc.
(No. 13-CV-00671, May 9)
Assigned to Judge Beryl Howell. Federal question: Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney for plaintiffs: Michael Amster, Amster Law Firm, Rockville, Md.
Rodriguez v. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings
(No. 13-CV-00675, May 10)
Assigned to Judge Gladys Kessler. Diver­sity: contract. Demand: $1.75 million. Attorney for plaintiff: John Pressley Jr., Law Office of John F. Pressley Jr., Washington. Attorney for defendant: Cameron Argetsinger, Kelley Drye & Warren, Washington.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD.
Cheng v. Lakeforest Associates LLC
(No. 13-CV-01365, May 8)
Assigned to Judge Roger Titus. Diversity: personal injury. Attorneys for plaintiff: H. Patrick Donohue, Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Rockville, Md., and John Monahan, Law Office of John C. Monahan, Rockville, Md. Attorneys for defendants: Brian McIlhargie and Jeffrey Schmieler, Saunders & Schmieler, Silver Spring, Md., and Tamara Goorevitz, Franklin & Prokopik, Baltimore.
Reyes v. Sea Wallcoverings Inc.
(No. 13-CV-01371, May 9)
Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Federal question: Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney for plaintiff: Gregg Greenberg, The Zipin Law Firm, Silver Spring, Md.
Morgan v. City of Rockville, Maryland
(No. 13-CV-01394, May 13)
Assigned to Judge Paul Grimm. Civil rights: jobs. Attorney for plaintiff: Terry Morris, Morris Palerm, Rockville, Md. Attorney for defendant: Kevin Bock Karpinski, Karpinski, Colaresi & Karp, Baltimore.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA.
Sahara Smoke Co. v. Kako
(No. 13-CV-00582, May 10)
Assigned to Judge Claude Hilton. Federal question: trademark infringement. Attorney for defendant: Christopher Shiplett, Premier Law Group, Fairfax, Va.
Young v. CHS Middle East LLC
(No. 13-CV-00585, May 10)
Assigned to Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Federal question: False Claims Act. Attorney for plaintiffs: Nicholas Woodfield, The Employment Law Group, Washington. Attorney for defendant: Carlos Recio, Carlos M. Recio Attorney at Law, Washington.
Lensch v. Hyundai Motor America Inc.
(No. 13-CV-00587, May 10)
Assigned to Judge Liam O’Grady. Diversity: products liability. Demand: $6 million. Attorney for plaintiff: James Magner, Clark & Associates, Leesburg, Va. Attorney for defendant: Christopher Spencer, Spencer, Rich­mond, Va.