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Opinions

The court publishes opinions in cases that provide both the litigants and the trial court with guidance, create new law, or interpret statutes or concepts. These decisions are published in print and on the DCCA website. They are binding precedent, which means they can be cited as supporting authority in other cases.

MOJs

The court issues a Memorandum Opinion and Judgment (MOJ) in cases where the decision does not create new law, decide an issue of continuing public interest, or interpret a statute or concept that has yet to be reviewed. The decisions are issued by the panel (per curiam), not under the name of an individual judge. They are not published, and except as permitted by Appellate Rule 28(g), they may not be cited as supporting authority in other cases. For that reason, the court only lists online the names and case numbers of MOJs that have been issued. If a party or other interested person believes that a specific MOJ should be published, the party or interested person may file a motion to publish no later than 30 days after the MOJ issues.

Appeal Number Case Date Disposition Judge
22-CF-0520 Brown v. United States Apr 18, 2024 Associate Judge Deahl
22-PR-0406 In re Gardner; Fahrenholz Apr 18, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
22-AA-0449 Office of the People's Counsel v. D.C. Water & Sewer Authority Apr 18, 2024 Associate Judge Shanker
21-AA-0533 Douglas v. D.C. Dep't of Employment Services Apr 18, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CO-1094 United States v. Pope Apr 18, 2024 Senior Judge Ruiz
22-CV-0473 Wilson v. District of Columbia, et al. Apr 18, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
23-CT-0419 Germany v. United States Apr 17, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
21-CO-0106 Moore v. United States Apr 15, 2024 Reversed and Remanded Per Curiam
19-CV-0770 Harrison, et al. v.Burgess Apr 15, 2024 Vacated and Remanded Per Curiam
22-CM-0898 Maziarz v. United States Apr 11, 2024 Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby
22-FS-0941 & 23-FS-0015 In re S.M.; K.M.; In re Petition of L.J. & J.C.; K.M. Apr 11, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
22-CO-342 Long v. United States Apr 11, 2024 Associate Judge Shanker
21-CV-0561 Kayode v. Midas Construction LLC, et al. Apr 11, 2024 Associate Judge Shanker
22-AA-0956 Square v. D.C. Dep't of Employment Services Apr 11, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
24-BG-0104 In re Moody Apr 11, 2024 Per Curiam
22-CV-0975 Gilbane Building Co. v. Witkowski Apr 11, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
22-CV-0853 Patron v. Foley Hoag, LLP Apr 05, 2024 Affirmed and Remanded Per Curiam
22-CV-0537 Hasbrouck v. Bernstein Management Corporation, et al. Apr 04, 2024 Reversed and Remanded Associate Judge Deahl
23-CV-0046 Patel v. United Parcel Service, Inc. Apr 03, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CO-0807 Holmes v. United States Apr 03, 2024 Affirmed in part; reversed, vacated and remanded in part Per Curiam
22-CO-0431 Cawthorne v. United States Apr 02, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
23-CV-0314 Mills v. Venable, et al. Apr 02, 2024 Reversed and Remanded Per Curiam
21-CV-0744 Coleman v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC Mar 28, 2024 Associate Judge Beckwith
24-BG-0074 In re Buie, III Mar 28, 2024 Per Curiam
22-CF-0761 Smallwood v. United States Mar 28, 2024 Associate Judge Howard
22-CV-0567 Allen v. District of Columbia Mar 28, 2024 Associate Judge Deahl
21-CV-0868 Williams v. Tymus, et al. Mar 26, 2024 Affirmed; reversed and remanded Per Curiam
22-CV-0759 Jean-Francois v. District of Columbia, et al. Mar 26, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
22-CV-0316 Brian Logan Real Estate, LLC, et al. v. District of Columbia Mar 21, 2024 Associate Judge Deahl
22-AA-0554 & 22-AA-0571 Vasquez, et al. v. D.C. Zoning Commission Mar 21, 2024 Senior Judge Thompson
23-BG-0980 In re Burkman, Jr. Mar 21, 2024 Per Curiam
22-CV-0950 Creative Consolidation, LLC d/b/a Masseria Rest., et al. v. Erie Insurance Exchange Mar 21, 2024 Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby
22-CO-0747 Guffey v. United States Mar 21, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
23-CV-0108 Kids Holdings, Inc. v. Hinojosa Mar 21, 2024 Associate Judge McLeese
21-CV-0237 Morris v. District of Columbia Mar 18, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
21-CV-0792 Awkard v. Popiel, M.D., et al. Mar 18, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
23-BG-0891 In re Clark Mar 15, 2024 Per Curiam
22-CV-0599 Stieber v. Burchell Hughes, PLLC, et al. Mar 14, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
23-CO-0645 Williams v. United States Mar 14, 2024 Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby
22-CV-0945 Zemene v. Franklin & Rocky Properties, LLC Mar 14, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
23-CO-0219 Ward v. United States Mar 14, 2024 Associate Judge Shanker
23-CV-0296 Patel v. University of Notre Dame DU LAC Mar 11, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
23-CM-0322 & 23-CM-0323 Johnson v. United States Mar 11, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
20-BG-0589 In re Brown Mar 07, 2024 Associate Judge Beckwith
22-BG-0943 In re Zamora Mar 07, 2024 Associate Judge Beckwith
21-CF-0779 Cook, Jr. v. United States Mar 07, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-1257 & 19-CV-0064 Czajka v. Holt Graphics Arts, Inc. (en banc)  Czajka v. Holt Graphics Arts, Inc. Mar 07, 2024 Associate Judge McLeese; dissenting opinion by Associate Judge Shanker
22-CV-0481 Cheeks v. Williams Mar 06, 2024 Affirmed Per Curiam
23-CV-0273 D.C. Health, Registrar of Vital Records v. Parker Mar 06, 2024 Vacated and Remanded Per Curiam
21-AA-0614 Academy Express, LLC, et al. v. D.C. Dep't of Employment Services Mar 05, 2024 Affirmed and Remanded Per Curiam