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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
12-AA-723 & 12-AA-724 Spring Valley Wesley Heights Citizens Association and Westover Place Homes Corporation v. District of Columbia Zoning Commission, RESPONDENT. American University, INTERVENOR. Nov 14, 2013
08-CM-314 and 08-CM-781 Surur Fatumabahirtu and Shahzad Aslam vs. United States. Aug 11, 2011
00-CV-1292 Real Estate Escnode, Inc. v. Lee E. Fitzgerald. Apr 01, 2004
99-CM-01, 00-CO-487 Wayne Lanton v. United States. Aug 16, 2001
02-CV-1040 Kenneth N. Hammond v. Margaret Quick. Jul 31, 2003
07-CV-143 Susan Clampitt v. American University. Sep 25, 2008
02-CV-1447 Kotsch v. DC. May 24, 2007
13-CV-1026 & 15-AA-740 Stevon Mathis v. DC Housing Authority Oct 08, 2015
17-BG-769 In re Harry Tun Oct 18, 2018
96-CT-868 Gregory Mitchell v. DC Dec 16, 1999
08-CV-1590 District of Columbia MPD v. FOP/MPD Labor Committee. Jun 24, 2010
13-BG-1227 In re: Sharon A. Barton Mar 06, 2014
06-CF-1134 Darryl Woodard v. United States. (See order and opinion dated 5/24/12) Jul 22, 2010
03-BG-1342 In re George G. Young III. Dec 16, 2004
99-FS-843 In re J.W., C.S. Sep 26, 2002
03-PR-246 In re Green Estate. Dec 21, 2006
07-CV-987 Carolyn Carter v. DC Sep 24, 2009
04-CV-931 Lipscombe v. Crudup. Dec 22, 2005
14-CV-860 WILLIAM H. DUPREE, v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS and DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OFFICE OF EMPLOYEE APPEALS, Appellees. Feb 18, 2016
15-AA-22 Uzochukwu J. Nwokwu v. Allied Barton Security Oct 19, 2017
98-CV-9 Hall v. Williams. Sep 09, 1999
07-CF-1103 Kendrick Gaines v. United States. May 06, 2010
12-CF-148 & 12-CF-389 Marquet Bryant and Robert B. Hagood v. United States Jun 19, 2014
12-CO-5 United States v. Larry Taylor Aug 09, 2012
03-AA-1338 Prince Construction Company v. DC CAB. Feb 09, 2006
03-CO-449 Michael Swanigan v. United States. Jul 15, 2004
08-BG-1604 In re Patrick Smith. Feb 19, 2009
07-CV-992 Manuel Santos v. The GWU Hospital. Sep 03, 2009
03-CV-1099 John Williams v. Agnes Richey. May 29, 2008
14-CV-1322 KIRBY VINING v. COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Jun 09, 2016
18-BG-512 In re Michael Capuzzi Aug 02, 2018
96-CV-618 Henry B.Y. Shin v. Portals Confederation Corporation, et al. Apr 22, 1999
08-CV-1541 Embassy of Pakistan v. Lenkin Company. Jun 03, 2010
13-CV-433 & 13-CV-484 Paul Bloom v. Robert Beam Sep 11, 2014
11-CF-804 Tamara R. Smith v. United States Nov 15, 2012
06-BG-1359 In re J. Gonzalez-Perez. Mar 01, 2007
03-CV-67 Kishma Reaves-Bey v. Steve Karr and Zoom Courier Service. Jan 15, 2004
08-BG-1122+ In re Ronald Cohen. May 28, 2009
07-CV-1264 Alan Grayson v. AT&T Corporation, et al. Jan 20, 2011
01-CF-1259 Bnoden v. US. Aug 25, 2005
01-CF-293+ Wilson-Bey & Marbury v. US, on rehearing en banc. Jul 20, 2006
16-BG-581 IN RE: ROBERT GEOFFREY BRODERICK Sep 01, 2016
12-CM-523 Lee Carrell v. United States Aug 03, 2017
05-CF-461+ John Williamson v. United States. Apr 22, 2010
11-CF-1670, 11-CF-1671 and 12-CF-7 JAMARR MEDLEY ANTOINE RICHARDSON and LUCIOUS MCLEOD, APPELLANTS, v. UNITED STATES, APPELLEE. Dec 18, 2014
11-CV-20 & 11-CV-346 Steuart Investment Company v. The Meyer Group, Limited Mar 07, 2013
03-CV-263 Liu v. Allen. Mar 16, 2006
98-CV-191 Marilyn Majeska v. District of Columbia. Dec 19, 2002
07-FM-743 Lasche v. Levin. Aug 06, 2009
09-FM-1159+ Sharon Prisco v. Richard Stroup. Dec 16, 2010