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MOJs

The court issues a Memorandum Order of Judgment (MOJ) in cases where the decision does not create new law, decide an important issue, or interpret a statute or concept that has yet to be reviewed. The court only lists the names and case numbers of MOJs; the decisions are not public and the identity of the writing judge is not disclosed. MOJ decisions may not be cited as authority in other cases. If a party believes that a specific MOJ decides an important issue or should otherwise be made public, a party may file a motion to publish no later than 30 days after the MOJ issues.

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 public; they are available on the court website and are binding in later cases.

Appeal Number Case Date Disposition Judge
16-CO-1053 David J. Brown v. US Jun 14, 2018 Affirmed Hon. John F. McCabe
17-FM-834 Navarro Pulley v. Julie Pulley Jun 14, 2018 Affirmed Hon. William W. Nooter
16-FS-632 In re C.A. Jun 14, 2018
16-CV-881, 17-CV-23 Unification Church International, et al. v. Family Federation for World Peace & Unification Int'l, et al. Jun 08, 2018 Affirmed Hon. John M. Mott
15-CV-1214 Ludwig & Robinson v. BioTechPharma, et al. Jun 07, 2018
18-BG-98 In re Edward N. Matisik Jun 07, 2018
16-AA-873 Solomon Abebe v. DOES / US Security Assocs., et al. Jun 07, 2018
17-BG-691 In re Douglas A. Kuber Jun 07, 2018
16-CO-567 Larry Dancy v. US Jun 06, 2018 Affirmed. Remanded solely to correct clerical error in sentence Hon. Lynn Leibovitz
17-CM-2 Crystal Monique Foster v. US Jun 05, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Florence Pan
16-AA-735 & 16-AA-867 Caryn Hines & Claudia Barber v. DC Commission on Selection & Tenure of Administrative Law Judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings May 31, 2018
16-AA-421 Melwood Horticultural Training Center, Inc. v. Staci L. Malloy May 31, 2018 Reversed & Remanded Office of Administrative Hearings
16-CT-365 Alisha Townsend v. DC May 31, 2018
16-CV-719 James Black, et al. v. DC May 31, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Thomas J. Motley
16-CO-1248 Alonzo D. Marshall v. US May 30, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Thomas J. Motley
17-CO-262 Jose Gilberto Portillo v. US May 29, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Michael L. Rankin
17-AA-271 Richard A. Walsh, Jr. v. DOES / Verizon Communications, Inc., et al. May 29, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
15-CF-1349 Musonda Mulenga a/k/a Emmanuel Guzeh v. US May 25, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Jennifer M. Anderson
16-FS-1295 In re J.W., S.T. May 25, 2018 Record Remand Hon. Tara Fentress, Hon. John McCabe
16-CM-884 Melvin Johnson v. US May 25, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Wendell P. Gardner, Jr.
17-CV-928 Shonta Roberts v. DC, et al. May 25, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Elizabeth C. Wingo
15-FS-870, 15-FS-871 In re Petition of T.A.H.; D.S.B., C.S. May 25, 2018 Record Remand Hon. Noel T. Johnson, Hon. Robert R. Rigsby
16-AA-1090 Dana Buckner v. DOES / WMATA May 25, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
18-BG-215 In re David Furrer May 24, 2018
16-AA-369 Blake Nelson v. DC Rental Hous. Comm’n / The Klingle Corp. May 24, 2018
18-BG-324 In re Sharon Styles Anderson May 24, 2018
16-CF-729 Michael Ball v. US May 24, 2018
17-CO-261 Leon Boyd v. US May 23, 2018 Record Remand Hon. Lynn Leibovitz
17-CO-699 Arthur Vincent Daniels v. US May 23, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Gerald I. Fisher
16-FM-525 Mohamed Ali v. Alaa Ali Abdelghany May 23, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Yvonne Williams
16-CV-1066 George W. Crawford v. First American Title Ins. Co. May 22, 2018 Affirmed (but deny request for fees) Hon. Gregory Jackson
16-FM-1256 Jeffrey Crater v. Martha Oliver May 22, 2018 Affirmed in part, vacated in part, remanded in part Hon. Michael K. O'Keefe
16-CM-373 Shawn A. Dyson v. US  May 22, 2018 Vacated & Remanded Hon. William Jackson
15-AA-254 Ronda L. Nunnally v. DC Police & Firefighters’ Retirement & Relief Bd. May 17, 2018
18-BS-475 In re Alexander Fernandez May 17, 2018
16-AA-587 Peter Minshall et al. v. DC Dept. of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs May 17, 2018
18-BS-472 In re James C. Zinman May 17, 2018
17-CO-585 Abraham McDowell v. US May 16, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Maurice A. Ross
16-CO-953 Paul T. Hiligh v. US May 16, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Judith A. Smith
16-CM-1238 Santos Ruiz v. US May 16, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Danya A. Dayson
16-CV-1067 Lori Nickens v. Medical Faculty Associates, Inc., et al. May 15, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Robert Okun, Hon. Robert R. Rigsby
17-AA-181 Washington Hospital Center, et al. v. DOES / Natividad Montiel May 15, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
16-AA-846 Adonis Holland v. DOES / Oncore Construction Co., et al. May 11, 2018 Reversed & Remanded Compensation Review Board
16-PR-1160 In re Estate of Ralph B. Harrington, Jr.; Alice Harrington May 11, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Gerald I. Fisher
17-CM-490 Cliford R. Whipple v. US May 11, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Ann O'Regan Keary
17-CM-132 Damien M. Sharpe v. US May 10, 2018 Affirmed Hon. A. Franklin Burgess, Jr.
12-CV-1318 Ruth Saunders, et al. v. Stephen T. Hudgens, et al. May 10, 2018
17-CO-595 Ernest Joyner v. US May 10, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Milton C. Lee, Jr.
18-BG-361 In re Larry J. Feldman May 10, 2018
16-CM-1181, 16-CM-1182 Dawn M. Gross v. US May 10, 2018 Affirmed in part; Remanded in part Hon. William M. Jackson