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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
18-BG-1056 In Re William G. Scher Dec 20, 2018
18-BG-1057 In re Michael B. Adelhock Dec 20, 2018
15-AA-1244 Christine Burkardt v. District of Columbia Rental Housing Commission Dec 20, 2018 Vacated and Remanded
17-CF-831 James Lee Brown v. United States Dec 18, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Ronna Lee Beck
17-CV-887 Green Parks, LLC v. PMP NPL Financing 2015-1 Dec 17, 2018 Vacated and Remanded Hon. Michael Lee Rankin
18-BG-341 Raleigh Bynum, II Dec 13, 2018
16-AA-246 Robert Johnson v. District of Columbia, DOES Dec 13, 2018 Affirmed
17-CO-326 Randolph Thomas v. United States Dec 13, 2018 Affirmed Honorable Russell Canan
17-AA-42 Union Market Neighbors v. District of Columbia Zoning Commission and Foulger-Pratt Development, LLC Dec 13, 2018
16-CF-562 Ochong Ochong v. United States 13-Dec-18 Dec 13, 2018 Affirmed Honorable Zoe Bush
17-CT-408 Rashad Gardner v. District of Columbia Dec 13, 2018 Affirmed Honorable Patricia Broderick
18-BG-763 In re Warner Anthony, Jr. Dec 13, 2018
14-CV-101 Competitive Enterprise Institute and Rand Simberg v. Michael Mann Dec 13, 2018
16-CV-455 Amy Liew v. Christopher Lamont Barnett Dec 13, 2018 Reversed and Remanded Honorable Robert Rigsby
18-CV-204 & 16-CV-1216 RFB Properties LLC v. Elite Funding Corporation Dec 13, 2018 Vacated and Remanded Honorable Neil Kravitz
17-CV-452 Jane Wilson v. District Hospital Partners Dec 07, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Thomas J. Motley
17-CO-1218 Albert Gordon v. US Dec 07, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Robert E. Morin
17-FM-898 Jamal Yussuf v. Ulku Can Dec 07, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Yvonne Williams
17-AA-1263 James Rice v. DC DOES Dec 07, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
17-CM-187 Irvin M. Westry v. US Dec 07, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Judith A. Smith
17-CM-1019 Reuben Nwenze v. US Dec 07, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Michael Ryan
17-BG-881 In re Micah Jared Smith Dec 06, 2018
16-CM-1274 Raynoldo J. Hopkins v. US Dec 03, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Steven N. Berk
17-CM-1175 Latrice Calloway v. US  Dec 03, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Patricia A. Broderick
16-CM-52 Sheniece Joseph v. US Dec 03, 2018 Affirmed Hon. William M. Jackson
16-BG-633 In re Brandi Nave Nov 29, 2018
17-CF-1084 Rowan Hudson V. US Nov 29, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Danya Dayson
17-CM-1118 Rita Solon v. US Nov 29, 2018
17-CM-1289 & 17-CM-1290 Perry Ford v. US Nov 29, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Michael Ryan
15-AA-739 Monica Bray v. Washington Hospital Center Nov 26, 2018 Affirmed Office of Administrative Hearings
17-CV-1126 Mohsen Khoshmood v. Catholic Charity Nov 26, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Michael L. Rankin
17-AA-308 Thomas G. Houlahan v. DC Dept. of Housing & Community Development Nov 26, 2018 Dismissed DC Dept. of Housing & Community Dev.
17-CV-762 & 17-CV-1370 Beverly A. Bakeir v. Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co. Nov 26, 2018 Affirmed Hon. John M. Campbell
-- There were no opinions released on November 22nd, 2018. Nov 22, 2018
17-CF-717 Juwuan Russell v. US Nov 16, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Anthony C. Epstein
17-CM-764 Stephen D. Magruder v. US Nov 16, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Kimberley S. Knowles
17-CV-598 George Papageorge v. Boyle Stuckey, et al. Nov 15, 2018
17-PR-628 Aldray Reed v. Florine Rowe Nov 15, 2018
15-CF-512 Victor Coley v. US Nov 15, 2018
18-BG-968 In re Jeneba J. Ghatt Nov 15, 2018
17-CO-1154 Darnell A. Keyes v. US Nov 14, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Ronna Lee Beck
17-CM-775 Cornell Johnson v. US Nov 13, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Patricia A. Broderick
17-CV-339 Tiger Steel Engineering, LLC  v. Symbion Power, LLC, et al. Nov 08, 2018
18-BS-1158 In re Ronald Swanson-Cerna Nov 08, 2018
14-BG-884 In re John T. Szymkowicz, et al. Nov 08, 2018
18-BG-575 In re Jason Mark Sims Nov 08, 2018
17-FM-346 Ricardo Thomas v. Cassandra Quick Nov 07, 2018 Affirmed Hon. John F. McCabe
17-FM-965 Janet Baker v. Michael Walker Nov 06, 2018 Vacated and Remanded Hon. Craig Iscoe
16-CO-1276 Darrell Lee v. US Nov 06, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Ronna L. Beck
-- There were no opinions released on November 1st, 2018. Nov 01, 2018