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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
20-BG-548 In re Moore Nov 25, 2020 Per Curiam
20-BG-624 In re Sherman Nov 25, 2020 Per Curiam
17-CV-989 Ukwuani v. DC, et al. Nov 19, 2020 Associate Judge Glickman
18-BG-1346 In re Tobias Nov 19, 2020 Per Curiam
19-CV-618 Proctor v. DCHA  Nov 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-BG-1326 In re Bailey Nov 19, 2020 Per Curiam
18-CF-157 Howard v. United States Nov 19, 2020 Senior Judge Fisher
18-CO-1233 Holmes v. United States Nov 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-BG-1254 In re Hannover Nov 19, 2020 Per Curiam
18-AA-1164 Freeman v. United Health Care, Inc. Nov 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-766 Khatri v. Board of Trustees Nov 19, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-193 Estate of Elsie J. Hamilton v. David Ross, et al. Nov 18, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CF-1180 Lea v. United States Nov 17, 2020 Reversed and Remanded Per Curiam
18-CM-703 Smalls v. United States Nov 17, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CO-1028 Gardner v. United States Nov 13, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-771 Walker v. Wells Fargo Nov 13, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CF-893 Geter v. United States Nov 13, 2020 Remanded and vacated in part Per Curiam
19-FS-1011 In re: Petition of R.F.D. & A.P.D. Nov 13, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CM-917 Richardson v. United States Nov 12, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-540 (amended) District of Columbia v. Miss Dallas Trucking, LLC Nov 12, 2020 Associate Judge Deahl
19-CF-591 Martinez v. United States Nov 10, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CM-878 Neal v. United States Nov 10, 2020 Reversed Per Curiam
18-CO-708 & 18-CO-709 Cheadle v. United States Nov 09, 2020 Affirmed in part; Remanded in part Per Curiam
18-CV-901 American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Local 631 v. DC Water and Sewer Authority Nov 06, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
-- There were no opinions released on November 5th,2020 Nov 05, 2020
18-CO-926 Thompson v. United States Nov 04, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CF-724 Bandy v. United States Oct 30, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CM-47 Durett v. United States Oct 30, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CO-273 Walker v. United States Oct 30, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-1238 Butler v. Metropolitan Police Department, et al. Oct 29, 2020 Associate Judge McLeese
19-AA-920 Frett v. District of Columbia DOES and Network Rail Consulting, Inc. Oct 29, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CF-906 Augustin v. United States Oct 29, 2020 Associate Judge Glickman
18-CF-739 Goodine v. United States Oct 29, 2020 Affirmed in part, reversed and remanded in part Per Curiam
18-CV-228 Fraternal Order of Police/Metropolital Police Department Labor Committee v. Metropolitan Police Department Oct 29, 2020 Vacated and remanded Per Curiam
19-CO-1017 Watts v. United States Oct 28, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CF-1306 Reed v. United States Oct 27, 2020 Affirmed in part; Reversed in part Per Curiam
19-CM-360 Rodriguez v. United States Oct 27, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-69 Hill v. Google, Inc. Oct 27, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CV-508 Bell v. District of Columbia, et al. Oct 23, 2020 Reversed and Remanded Per Curiam
19-CV-1100 & 19-CV-1221 Carragher v. District of Columbia Oct 22, 2020 Associate Judge Deahl
15-CF-820 & 15-CF-834 & 16-CO-1049 Lucas v. United States Oct 22, 2020 Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby; Concurring Opinion by Senior Judge Fisher; Dissenting Opinion by Associate Judge Beckwith
17-CO-1335 Hale v. United States Oct 20, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CM-80 Broome v. United States Oct 15, 2020 Associate Judge Thompson
17-CF-81 Bilal v. United States Oct 15, 2020 Associate Judge Thompson; concurring opinion by Senior Judge Ruiz
17-CO-243+ Gaulden v. United States Oct 08, 2020 Associate Judge Glickman
18-CF-221 Blocker v. United States Oct 08, 2020 Senior Judge Ferren
19-CO-724 McRoy v. United States Oct 05, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-192 Thornton Development, LLC, et al. v. Zambrana, LLC Oct 02, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CM-571 Haag v. United States Oct 02, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CF-462 Ellison v. United States Oct 01, 2020 Associate Judge Deahl