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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
19-CM-418 Graves v. United States Feb 25, 2021 Associate Judge Glickman
17-CO-441 United States v. Bumphus Feb 25, 2021 Per Curiam
20-BG-725 In re Burton Feb 25, 2021 Per Curiam
17-CF-210 Ford v. United States Feb 25, 2021 Associate Judge Beckwith; Dissent by Senior Judge Nebeker
19-BG-328 In re Krapacs Feb 25, 2021 Per Curiam
18-CV-783 Kolowski v. United States Feb 18, 2021 Associate Judge Glickman *originally issued as an MOJ 12/31/2020
19-CO-535 Caston v. United States Feb 18, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CF-129 Gary v. United States Feb 16, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-AA-1014 Hawk v. D.C. DOES Feb 11, 2021 Associate Judge McLeese
19-CV-1238 Dixon v. United States Feb 11, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CM-588 Davis v. United States Feb 11, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-AA-580 CentroNia v. Smith Feb 10, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-FM-0777 Hyde v. Tocco Feb 09, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CV-411 Zelaya v. Strange Feb 05, 2021 Affirmed in part, reversed in part Per Curiam
19-AA-44 Classic Cab v. DFHV Feb 04, 2021 Associate Judge Glickman
18-AA-1146 Fournier, et al. v. District of Columbia Zoning Commission Feb 04, 2021 Associate Judge McLeese
18-CV-933 Farina v. Sanders Feb 04, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-1227 Jareaux v. E Street Condos Feb 04, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-830 Holman, PLLC v. Gentner     Feb 04, 2021 Associate Judge Easterly
17-CV-1408 Crockett v. NationStar (Re-issued) Feb 01, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
14-CO-1410 D.C Prisoner v United States Feb 01, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CF-465 Kargbo v. United States Jan 29, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-PR-1263 In re Green Jan 29, 2021 Vacated and Remanded Per Curiam
19-CO-410 Long v. United States Jan 28, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-529 Fitness Factory v. Burrell Jan 28, 2021 Vacated and Remanded Per Curiam
-- There were no opinions released on January 28th, 2021 Jan 28, 2021
18-CF-1246 Robinson v. United States Jan 26, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-1173 Bakeir v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Jan 25, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CM-168 Hemphill v. United States Jan 25, 2021 Reversed Per Curiam
19-AA-383 Hargraves v. Architect of the Capitol Jan 22, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-892 The New School v The Carmen Group, Inc. Jan 22, 2021 Vacated and Remanded Per Curiam
19-CM-471 Crawford v. United States Jan 22, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
21-BG-3 In re Oehman Jan 21, 2021 Per Curiam
20-BG-690 In re Miller Jan 21, 2021 Per Curiam
17-CM-1137 Simms v. United States Jan 21, 2021 Associate Judge Glickman; Dissent by Senior Judge Fisher
-- There were no opinions released on January 14th, 2021 Jan 14, 2021
19-CM-435 Gaskins v. United States Jan 14, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
20-BG-659 In re Diercks Jan 07, 2021 Per Curiam
20-BG-487 In re Taylor Jan 07, 2021 Per Curiam
20-BG-617 In re Wilkins, Jr. Jan 07, 2021 Per Curiam
19-CV-699 Turner v. District of Columbia office of Human Rights, et al. Jan 07, 2021 Associate Judge Deahl
20-BG-552 In re Brammer, Jr. Jan 07, 2021 Per Curiam
18-CM-741 Baker v. United States Jan 05, 2021 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-AA381 Johnson v. Bd. of  Dentistry Dec 31, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CO-63 Pharr v. United States Dec 31, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-783 Kolowski v. District of Columbia Dec 31, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-AA-963 Lott v. Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Dec 31, 2020 Senior Judge Washington
18-CV-822, 18-CV-1305, 19-CV-41, 19-CV-729 & 19-CV-881 Washington v. Marbury Plaza Apartments Dec 30, 2020 Affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded in part Per Curiam
18-CM-385 & 19-CO-1117 Taylor v. United States Dec 30, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-PR-1374 In re Estate of Copeland Dec 29, 2020 Affirmed in part, remanded in part Per Curiam