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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
17-CM-497 Joseph P. Gray v. US Oct 12, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Frederick Weisberg
16-AA-430 Eric H. Hammond v. DOES / Wash. Gas Light Co. Oct 12, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
17-CM-331 Maurice Coleman v. US Oct 11, 2018
16-CF-66 Davonta E. Rowland v. US Oct 11, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Patricia A. Broderick
17-CM-493 Rayvon Carlos Burrell v. US Oct 11, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Anthony C. Epstein
16-CF-699 Dreck Wilson v. US Oct 11, 2018
17-AA-168 Larry Hopson v. DOES / Coastal International Security, et al. Oct 10, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
17-CV-828 Luis Ivan Poblete v. Residential Credit Opportunities Trust Oct 10, 2018 Reversed Hon. Lee F. Satterfield
17-AA-968 Gail Williams v. DC Housing Authority Oct 10, 2018 Record Remand DC Housing Authority
17-CF-314 Bernard Tensley v. US Oct 09, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Anita Josey-Herring
17-CF-726 Rikeysha M. Holt v. US Oct 09, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Juliet J. McKenna
17-CV-678 Michael Chambers v. Jessica Cobb Oct 04, 2018
18-BG-750 In re Suzanne Nicole Hulthage Oct 04, 2018
18-BG-751 In re Dana Paul Oct 04, 2018
17-FM-616 Darnell M. Goings v. Anika Davis Oct 01, 2018 Affirmed Hon. John F. McCabe
17-CM-836 Noel M. Drinkard v. US Oct 01, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Michael Ryan
17-FM-588,17-FM-589 M.D. v. R.W. and L.P. v. M.D. Sep 27, 2018
17-CV-208 Glenn A. Smith, Jr. v. Daniel Gross & Kanita Williams Sep 27, 2018 Reversed and Remanded Hon. John M. Campbell
17-CV-124 Albany Corporation v. David M. van Leeuwen (amended MOJ) Sep 25, 2018 Affirmed Hon. John M. Campbell
16-CF-764 Anthony Davis v. US Sep 24, 2018 Affirmed Hon. William M. Jackson
17-CV-302 Audrey Wong v. Jon Dan, et al. Sep 21, 2018 Affirmed Hon. John M. Mott
17-SP-837 Republic of Sudan, Ministry of External Affairs, et al. v. James Owens, et al. Sep 20, 2018
17-FS-1104, 17-FS-1113 In re J.M. & D.M.; S.M. Sep 20, 2018
16-TX-675 Smart Aziken v. DC Sep 20, 2018
18-BS-937 In re Carlos E. Perez-Acosta Sep 20, 2018
15-FS-870, 15-FS-871 In re Petition of T.A.H.; D.S.B., C.S. Sep 17, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Noel Johnson, Hon. Robert R. Rigsby
16-CO-1265 Lucille E. Emily v. US Sep 17, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Todd E. Edelman
15-CO-931, 17-CO-394 Charles Jacobs v. US Sep 17, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Russell F. Canan
16-FS-148, 16-FS-149 In re M.O. Sep 17, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Maribeth Raffinan
17-CV-581 Derrick V. Bell v. US Sep 13, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Maurice A. Ross
16-CV-669 Mario Segreti v. Luke DeIuliis, et al. Sep 13, 2018
17-AA-667 DC Public Schools v. DOES / Kimberly Tomlin Sep 13, 2018
17-CV-1141 Ricardo A. Bopp v. Wells Fargo Bank Sep 13, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Neal E. Kravitz
16-CV-977 4700 Conn 305 Trust v. Capital One Sep 13, 2018
17-CF-304 Timothy L. Privott v. US Sep 13, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Juliet J. McKenna
16-PR-150 William Lewis, et al. v. Estate of Robert Lewis, et al. Sep 13, 2018
17-CV-249 Richard Bartel v. Bank of America Corp. Sep 13, 2018
17-CO-595 Ernest Joyner v. US Sep 12, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Milton C. Lee, Jr.
16-CO-511 Trayvon M. Thomas v. US Sep 11, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Hiram E. Puig-Lugo
17-CM-288 Matthew J. Farkas v. US Sep 10, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Anthony C. Epstein
16-CV-114 Maryam Ashrafi v. Leonardo D. Fernandez Sep 06, 2018
16-CV-143 Candi Peterson v. Washington Teachers Union Sep 06, 2018
16-CM-346 Tobi Alan Mason v. US Sep 06, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Florence Y. Pan
16-FM-929 Glenda Del Carmen Benitez v. John Doe Sep 06, 2018
17-CV-370, 17-CV-1186 Washington Nationals Stadium, LLC, et al V. Arenas, Parks & Stadium Solutions, Inc. Sep 06, 2018
16-CO-1117 Daniel Griffin v. US Sep 06, 2018 Affirmed Hon. John F. McCabe
15-CT-583 James Crawford v. DC Sep 06, 2018
17-AA-504, 17-AA-1069 Horace E. Hensley v. DC Department of Employment Services & Cheechi & Company, et al. Sep 06, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Heather C. Leslie
16-CF-826 James J. Newton, JR v US Aug 31, 2018 Reversed/Remanded Hon. Juliet J. McKenna
17-CF-219 Shahborne D. Scales V. US Aug 31, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Juliet J. McKenna