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DC Court of Appeals Opinions and MOJs

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
18-CM-161 Stephen Barretts, Jr. v. US Mar 27, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-AA-81 Carol Carson v. DC DOES & Sodexo et al. Mar 27, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CF-1008 Wilson v. United States Mar 27, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CM-733 Manuel Gonzalez-Chaj v. US Mar 27, 2020 Reversed Per Curiam
18-FM-1210 & 18-FM-1362 Hanlon and Hill v. Leony Mar 27, 2020 Vacated and Remanded Per Curiam
18-AA-864 Jesse Stephenson v. DC Commision on Human Rights and The Bonner Dental Network Mar 27, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-BG-1123 In re Donald Harris Mar 26, 2020 Per Curiam
16-CV-1009 FDS Restaurant v. All Plumbing Inc. Mar 26, 2020 Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby
17-CF-1288 & 17-CF-1343 Tesfe and Gebrehiwot  v. United States Mar 23, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-1124 Eloise Wilds v. Washington Hospital Center Mar 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CV-712 Redmond v. DC DOES Mar 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
-- There were no opinions released on March 19th,2020 Mar 19, 2020
19-CV-267 Anthony J. Mills v. Carlotta Teal, et al Mar 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CM-698 Woodland v. US Mar 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
14-CF-1074 Fleming v. United States: Order denying appellant’s emergency motion to amend the en banc opinion and stay the issuance of the mandate Mar 19, 2020 Per Curiam
17-CV-248 Kimberly McCain v. DC OES Mar 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CF-476 Christian v. United States Mar 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CF-935 Milkiyas Bayisa v. US Mar 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-PR-629 In re: Estate of Jerome White Mar 14, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CO-261 Leon Boyd v. US Mar 13, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-AA-1115 Monumental Sports and Entertainment & MEMIC Indemnity Co. v. District of Columbia DOES Mar 13, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CM-921 Eric R. Hill v. US Mar 13, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CM-808 James Rousseau v US Mar 12, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-1013 Michael Sindram v. Jaimson Condo. Assoc. Mar 12, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CV-485 Johnson v. District of Columbia, et al Mar 12, 2020 Associate Judge Fisher
17-CO-750 Abdul G. Ewumi v US Mar 12, 2020 Vacated and Remanded Per Curiam
19-CV-89 Kenneth Chloe v. Alberta Brooks Mar 12, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
16-AA-552 JD Nursing & Manag. V. DC DHCF Mar 12, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CO-898 Odell Griffin v. US Mar 10, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CF-1106 Delonte Harrison v. US Mar 10, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-AA-333 Walter R. Brown v. DC DOES Mar 10, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
15-CF-784 David Lee Williams v. US Mar 10, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-AA-46 Simmons v. Marshall March Funeral Home, LLC, et al Mar 06, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-FM-673 Maxell v. Harvey Mar 05, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
-- There were no opinions released on March 5th, 2020 Mar 05, 2020
18-FM-249/18-CM-457 Jenkins v.  Jenkins Mar 05, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CM-302 Goddard v. United States Mar 05, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-FM-250 Duporte, Sr.  v. Duporte-Perez Mar 05, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18- AA-288 Jones v. District of Columbia DOES Mar 05, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CV-322 District of Columbia  v. Grimes Mar 03, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-911 Sanoian v. George Wash. Univ. Mar 03, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CM-720 Peoples v. United States Feb 28, 2020 Affirmed in Part, Remanded in Part Per Curiam
13-CV-1337 Bagley v. Old Republic National Title Insurance Company Feb 28, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CF-817 Henderson v. United States Feb 28, 2020 Remanded Per Curiam
18-CV-943 Olatokunbo Olowofoyeku v. DC Feb 27, 2020 Affirmed and Remanded Per Curiam
14-BG-1468 In re Timothy D. Naegele Feb 27, 2020 Per Curiam
18-CV-628 Frankeny v. District Hospital Partners, LP, et al Feb 27, 2020 Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby
18-CV-189 Simret v. New Horizon Communities IV, LLC Feb 27, 2020 Vacated and Remanded Per Curiam
17-CO-654 Dorsey v. United States Feb 27, 2020 Associate Judge Thompson
19-FM-49 Kerns v. Chikuni Feb 27, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam