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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-501 Goode v. United States Sep 18, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
20-BS-473 In re George Adams Sep 18, 2020 Per Curiam
18-CO-1054 Holman v. United States  Sep 18, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
20-BS-500 In re Lester Hyman Sep 18, 2020 Per Curiam
19-CV-432 Office of Risk Management  v. Jordan Sep 18, 2020 Associate Judge McLeese
18-CF-1269 King v. United States Sep 18, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
20-BS-475 In re Jonathan Short Sep 18, 2020 Per Curiam
16-CO-1036 Williams v. United States Sep 11, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-AA-731 Bemah v. D.C. DHS Sep 11, 2020 Reversed and Remanded Per Curiam
18-CO-148 Holmes v. United States Sep 11, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-1250 Miller v. D.C. OEA Sep 10, 2020 Associate Judge Epstein
16-FS-1244/1245 In re JB.S. and V.S.S.  Sep 10, 2020 (En Banc) Associate Judge Glickman, Concurrence by Associate Judge Easterly
19-FS-380 In re Ta.C; T.C. Sep 10, 2020 Associate Judge Glickman
16-BG-464 In re Reich Sep 10, 2020 Per Curiam
17-CF-336 Demetrius Banks v. United States Sep 10, 2020 Senior Judge Fisher
17-CV-383 American Federation of Gov't Employees National Office v. D.C. Public Relations Board Sep 10, 2020 Senior Judge Washington
18-BG-65 In re Schulman Sep 10, 2020 Per Curiam
19-CM-216 De Bearn v. United States Sep 10, 2020 Associate Judge Thompson
16-CO-1191 Pellew v. United States Sep 09, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CM-11 Grimes v. United States Sep 09, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CF-407 Gatlin v. United States Sep 09, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CV-269 Willis, et al. v. Horton, M.D. Sep 09, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CM-248 Lindsey v. United States Sep 04, 2020 Vacated and Remanded Per Curiam
19-CO-573 Portillo v. United States Sep 04, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CF-54 Parker v. United States Sep 04, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-TX-383 Jaswant Sawhney Irrevocable Trust, Inc. v. District of Columbia Sep 03, 2020 Associate Judge Deahl
18-CV-1349 + Parker, et al.  v. U.S. Trust Company N.A., et al. Sep 03, 2020 Associate Judge McLeese
18-CM-370 Kornegay v. United States Sep 03, 2020 Associate Judge Easterly; Dissenting Opinion by Senior Judge Steadman
18-CF-1230 Wiley v. United States Sep 02, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CV-306 Duma v. D.C. Water Aug 31, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CM-589 Laniyan v. United States Aug 31, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CM-99 Anderson v. United States Aug 31, 2020 Reversed and Remanded Per Curiam
19-CM-31 Lewis v. United States Aug 28, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CM-316 Ford v. United States Aug 28, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CO-507 White v. United States Aug 28, 2020 Reversed and Remanded Per Curiam
19-AA-86 DC Preservation League v. Mayor's Agent for Historic Preservation Aug 27, 2020 Associate Judge McLeese
18-BG-890 In re Phillip James Layfield Aug 27, 2020 Per Curiam
20-BG-375 In re Miguel Hull Aug 27, 2020 Per Curiam
16-CO-827 Jordan v. United States Aug 27, 2020 Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby; Concurring opinion by Associate Judge Easterly
20-BG-380 In re William F. Burton Aug 27, 2020 Per Curiam
18-CV-1178+ Martin v. Santorini Capital, LLC, et al. Aug 27, 2020 Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby
20-BG-381 In re Azadeh Sophia Kokabi Aug 27, 2020 Per Curiam
18-CO-150 Hayes v. United States Aug 25, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-CF-403 Jefferson v. United States Aug 25, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
18-CF-1035 Johnson v. United States Aug 25, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-FM-229 Zavala v. Knapp Aug 25, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-CF-812 Smallwood v. United States Aug 21, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
19-AA-899 Mosley v. DC DOES Aug 21, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam
17-BG-1463 In re Arron R. Padharia Aug 20, 2020 Per Curiam
18-CM-1039 Moton v. United States Aug 20, 2020 Affirmed Per Curiam