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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-AA-1260 Sheridan Kalorama Historical Association, et al. v. DC BZA and The Federation of State Medical Boards, Inc. Jul 02, 2020 Senior Judge Ferren
17-CF-611 Corey D. Askew v. United States Jul 02, 2020 Associate Judge Easterly
17-CF-772 Green v. United States Jun 26, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-AA-554, 17-AA-555 & 17-AA-556 Cummins, et al., v. D.C. Zoning Commission and Park View Community Partners, LLC Jun 25, 2020 Associate Judge McLeese, Concurrence and Dissent by Associate Judge Thompson
18-AA-217 Wheatley v.  D.C. Zoning Commission & EYA Development, LLC Jun 25, 2020 Associate Judge Thompson
19-CO-411 Owens v. United States Jun 24, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-1215 M&C Property Holdings, LLC v. HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for Wells Fargo Asset Securities Corporation, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2007- Jun 24, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CF-021 & 19-CF-027 Holmes and McPhaul v. United States Jun 24, 2020 Affirmed in part, Remanded in Part Per Curiam
18-CO-1097 Newson v. United States Jun 24, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-FM-1375 Crater v. Oliver Jun 24, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-AA-271 Rodriguez v. Avanti Real Estate Jun 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-FM-862, 18-FM-863 Reckling v. Rayford, Jr. Jun 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-919 Khan v. Orbis Business Limited Jun 18, 2020 Associate Judge Fisher
20-FM-2, 20-CO-119 Sessoms-Deloatch v. US Jun 18, 2020 Associate Judge Deahl
18-AA-730 PAL DC Storage, LLC v. DC Zoning Commission Jun 18, 2020 Senior Judge Greene
19-CM-430 Hernandez v. US Jun 12, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-631 Baker v. Santorini Captial, LLC Jun 12, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-553 O'Rourke v. DC OEA Jun 12, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CM-1197 Ashe, Jr. v US Jun 12, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-AA-49 Frazier v. DC DOES Jun 11, 2020 Associate Judge Thompson; Dissenting opinion by Associate Judge McLeese
18-CV-1201 Sivaraman v. Guizzetti & Associates Ltd, et al. Jun 11, 2020 Associate Judge Deahl
16-BG-1246 In re Peter N. Njang Jun 11, 2020 Per Curiam
18-BG-100 In re Larry Klayman Jun 11, 2020 Per Curiam
18-CM-1327 Streater v US Jun 09, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CF-1305 Coles v. US Jun 05, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-AA-1258 Melba Claridad v. DOES Jun 04, 2020 Associate Judge Thompson
18-CM-1047 Epps v. US Jun 04, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CF-432 Fitzgerald v US  Jun 04, 2020 Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby
18-CV-422 Swan v. Deutsche Bank Jun 04, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-1016 Zahran v. Mills Jun 04, 2020 Reverse in part and Remanded Per Curiam
18-BG-586 In re Roy L. Pearson, Jr. Jun 04, 2020 Per Curiam
18-CM-447 Eliezer v. US Jun 04, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CF-363 Chuvala v. US Jun 04, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-405 Michael Sindram v Mathew Hargrow May 29, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CV-1338 Atlay Brown v Yolanda Raines May 29, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-AA-355 Chris Otten v DC BZA May 29, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-AA-335 Maria Ramos v. DC DOES  May 28, 2020 Associate Judge Deahl
17-PR-630 Emma M. Govan v. Julie Ebner Brown, et al. May 28, 2020 Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby
20-BG-353 In Re John H. Myers May 28, 2020 Per Curiam
18-CM-386 Nijae Odumn v. United States May 28, 2020 Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby
20-BG-354 In Re Takisha Brown May 28, 2020 Per Curiam
17-CF-1068 Tracy Medina-Whitfield v U.S. May 26, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CV-1304 & 18-CV-438 Henok Araya v Wells Fargo Bank May 26, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CO-367 Lawrence Scott v U.S. May 26, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CO-642 Rafael Douglas v. U.S. May 26, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-AA-313 Copeland v. DC Dept. of Employment Services May 22, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CV-486 James E. Tillery v. District of Columbia May 21, 2020 Associate Judge Glickman
19-CV-382 Yudzon v. Estate of Shumate May 21, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CO-441 United States v. James Bumphus May 21, 2020 Associate Judge Easterly, Dissent by Associate Judge Fisher
18-CV-770 Willis v. Lippman May 20, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam