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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
15-CO-687 Walter Harris v. US Aug 17, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Michael Ryan
14-CM-897, 16-CO-24 Ivy K. Pendleton v. US Aug 17, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Lynn Leibovitz
15-CV-1338 Phone Recovery Services v. Verizon Washington DC, Inc., et al. Aug 16, 2018
17-AA-666 Ricardo B. Stallworth v. DOES / Keystone Plus Construction Co., et al. Aug 16, 2018 Remanded Compensation Review Board
16-CV-624 Howad B. Silverberg, et al. v. Joanne S. Becker, et al. Aug 16, 2018
17-CF-668 Brittany Culbreath v. US Aug 15, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Maurice A. Ross
16-CM-391 Kelvin A. Bigesby v. US Aug 15, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Robert I. Richter
16-AA-1092 Ivan H. Tooks v. DOES / Sagent Partners, et al. Aug 14, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
17-AA-299 Tracy Neal v. DOES / WMATA Aug 14, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
15-CV-1308 Lori Nickens v. Medical Faculty Assocs., Inc., et al. Aug 13, 2018 Vacated and Remanded Hon. Brian F. Holeman
16-CF-473 Darnell Bassett v. US Aug 13, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Juliet J. McKenna
16-CM-657 Eric L. Wright v. US Aug 13, 2018 Affirmed Hon. William M. Jackson
17-CV-678 Michael Chambers v. Jessica Cobb Aug 09, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Joan Zeldon
17-CV-301 Andrew Johnson v. District of Columbia Public Schools Aug 09, 2018
16-CF-1013 Jared N. Kline v. US Aug 09, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Florence Pan, Hon. Michael Ryan
15-CM-234  Andrew L. Weems v. United States   Aug 09, 2018
17-CM-3 Julia J. Williams v. US Aug 09, 2018 Vacated and Remanded Hon. Lee F. Satterfield
16-FM-991 E.P.L. v. J.L.-A. Aug 09, 2018
17-PR-446 In re Estate of Yolanda K. Vaughan; Russell K. Richardson Aug 07, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Darlene M. Soltys
17-CM-583 Ishmael Benjamin Andrews v. US Aug 07, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Robert I. Richter
16-CV-1211 & 16-CV-1212 Walter Blair, II v. DC & Thaddeus Modlin, Jr. Aug 02, 2018
18-BG-504 In re Ronald E. Aronds Aug 02, 2018
18-BG-568 In re Karl Blanke Aug 02, 2018
18-BG-572 In re Joseph R. Laumann Aug 02, 2018
17-CV-448 Linda Alexander v. Dean Sampath, et al. Aug 02, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Robert R. Rigsby
17-BG-877 In re Michael L. Avery Aug 02, 2018
18-BG-505 In re Jay B. Zucker Aug 02, 2018
18-BG-569 In re Richard Murray Aug 02, 2018
18-BG-574 In re Chirayu A. Patel Aug 02, 2018
14-CO-887 MacArthur D. Williams v. US (previously released as an MOJ) Aug 02, 2018
18-BG-464 In re Sung K. Chun Aug 02, 2018
18-BG-512 In re Michael Capuzzi Aug 02, 2018
18-BG-571 In re Ross D. Hecht Aug 02, 2018
18-BG-592 In re Bo R. Lee Aug 02, 2018
15-CO-1078 Enrique L. Morales v. US Aug 02, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Patricia A. Broderick
17-AA-550 Kenneth J. Dunbar v. DOES / Planned Parenthood Federation of Am. Aug 01, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
16-FM-655 DeAngelo A. McDonald v. Tawny Martina Shaifer Jul 31, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Craig Iscoe
17-CF-106 Paul Mickens v. US Jul 31, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Anita M. Josey-Herring
17-CM-813 Kenneth Eugene Beachum v. US Jul 31, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Patricia A. Broderick
17-CM-63 Joseph C. Artis v. US Jul 31, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Frederick H. Weisberg
17-CV-412 Meteku Negatu v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.  Jul 31, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Michael L. Rankin
17-PR-71, 17-PR-72, 17-PR-73, 17-PR-74, & 17-PR-75 In re Darnell Lewis, Jeffrey Dixon, Carol Fletcher, James Walmsley & Maurice Mars; Richard Jason Tappan Jul 31, 2018 Vacated and Remanded Hon. Kaye K. Christian
17-CM-703 Deionta R. Person v. US  Jul 31, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Hiram E. Puig-Lugo
17-BG-1091 In re Nathaniel H. Speights Jul 26, 2018
18-CT-404 J.P. v. District of Columbia Jul 26, 2018
14-CF-919 Jonathan Dawkins v. US Jul 26, 2018
16-CV-626, 16-CV-835 Martha Akers v. Gary Coleman Jul 25, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Jennifer A. Di Toro
16-CO-987 James Morris, Jr. v. US Jul 25, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Peter A. Krauthamer
17-CM-83 Markel A. Bell v. US Jul 24, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Robert A. Salerno
17-CM-1280 Lafeyette Knight v. US  Jul 24, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Juliet J. McKenna