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MOJs

The court issues a Memorandum Order of Judgment (MOJ) in cases where the decision does not create new law, decide an important issue, or interpret a statute or concept that has yet to be reviewed. The court only lists the names and case numbers of MOJs; the decisions are not public and the identity of the writing judge is not disclosed. MOJ decisions may not be cited as authority in other cases. If a party believes that a specific MOJ decides an important issue or should otherwise be made public, a party may file a motion to publish no later than 30 days after the MOJ issues.

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 public; they are available on the court website and are binding in later cases.

Appeal Number Case Date Disposition Judge
16-AA-587 Peter Minshall et al. v. DC Dept. of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs May 17, 2018
18-BS-472 In re James C. Zinman May 17, 2018
15-AA-254 Ronda L. Nunnally v. DC Police & Firefighters’ Retirement & Relief Bd. May 17, 2018
18-BS-475 In re Alexander Fernandez May 17, 2018
16-CM-1238 Santos Ruiz v. US May 16, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Danya A. Dayson
17-CO-585 Abraham McDowell v. US May 16, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Maurice A. Ross
16-CO-953 Paul T. Hiligh v. US May 16, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Judith A. Smith
16-CV-1067 Lori Nickens v. Medical Faculty Associates, Inc., et al. May 15, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Robert Okun, Hon. Robert R. Rigsby
17-AA-181 Washington Hospital Center, et al. v. DOES / Natividad Montiel May 15, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
17-CM-490 Cliford R. Whipple v. US May 11, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Ann O'Regan Keary
16-AA-846 Adonis Holland v. DOES / Oncore Construction Co., et al. May 11, 2018 Reversed & Remanded Compensation Review Board
16-PR-1160 In re Estate of Ralph B. Harrington, Jr.; Alice Harrington May 11, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Gerald I. Fisher
18-BG-361 In re Larry J. Feldman May 10, 2018
16-CM-1181, 16-CM-1182 Dawn M. Gross v. US May 10, 2018 Affirmed in part; Remanded in part Hon. William M. Jackson
17-CM-640 Anthony Ajaegbueze v. US May 10, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Frederick H. Weisberg
17-CM-132 Damien M. Sharpe v. US May 10, 2018 Affirmed Hon. A. Franklin Burgess, Jr.
12-CV-1318 Ruth Saunders, et al. v. Stephen T. Hudgens, et al. May 10, 2018
17-CO-595 Ernest Joyner v. US May 10, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Milton C. Lee, Jr.
16-CV-687 Ernest Hunter v. DC May 08, 2018 Affirmed in part; Remanded in part Hon. John M. Mott, Hon. Michael L. Rankin
17-AA-460 Kenneth G. Jones v. DOES / WMATA May 08, 2018 Reversed & Remanded Compensation Review Board
18-BG-60 Diane Kroupa May 03, 2018
18-BG-121 Elizabeth Kreis May 03, 2018
17-AA-29 Metro Fire Protection, et al. v. DOES / Michael Green May 03, 2018
18-BG-63 John Giannetti Jr. May 03, 2018
18-BG-286 James Rudolph May 03, 2018
17-CV-434 Fourth Growth LLC v. Angela Wright, et al. May 03, 2018
18-BG-116 David Prince May 03, 2018
18-BG-62 Alice A. Pellegrino May 03, 2018
16-CF-157 Cephus Hollis v. US May 03, 2018
16-CM-1270 Eric D. Howard v. US May 02, 2018 Affirmed Hon. J. Michael Ryan
17-CV-657 Shurnell Cathey v. GSR Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-AR5 May 02, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Marisa Demeo, Hon. Todd E. Edelman
16-CO-566 Antoine Richardson v. US May 02, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Ann O'Regan Keary
16-CF-820 Ricardo E. Irby v. US May 01, 2018 Affirmed Hon. J. Michael Ryan
17-AA-13 2461 Corp. t/a Madam's Organ v. DC Alcoholic Beverage Control Bd. May 01, 2018 Affirmed Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
16-CM-109 Robert J. Howard v. US Apr 27, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Harold L. Cushenberry, Jr.
17-BG-663 In re Cynthia S. Malyszek Apr 26, 2018
14-CO-887 MacArthur D. Williams v. US Apr 26, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Henry F. Greene
17-AA-435 Laci Elliott v. DOES / WMATA Apr 26, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
17-FS-1046 In re Petition of P.D.J.K., J.W. Apr 26, 2018
15-CM-1250 Antoine Andre v. US Apr 26, 2018 Vacated and Remanded Hon. Susan R. Winfield
15-AA-1000 Barry Farm Tenants & Allies Ass’n v. DC Zoning Comm’n / A&R Dev. Corp, et al. Apr 26, 2018
16-CV-910 Saleem Ell-Amin v. April Downs, et al. Apr 26, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Thomas J. Motley
16-CM-869 Devonte R. Anderson v. US Apr 24, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Susan R. Winfield
15-CT-989 Kimberly McCain v. DC Apr 20, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Rainey Brandt, Hon. Ann O'Regan Keary
16-FM-415 De'Andre Anderson v. Lemlem Meconen-Anderson Apr 20, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Anthony C. Epstein
17-AA-195 Santino Quaranta v. DOES / DC United & Great Divide Ins. Co. Apr 20, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
15-CF-1138 Kevin Maurice Burno v. US Apr 20, 2018 Affirmed in part, vacated in part, remanded in part Hon. Patricia A. Broderick
16-AA-514 Ricco Deal v. DOES / WMATA Apr 20, 2018 Affirmed Compensation Review Board
17-CO-596 Clarence J. McCallum v. US Apr 20, 2018 Affirmed Hon. Heidi M. Pasichow
16-CT-365 Alisha Townsend v. DC Apr 20, 2018 Vacated and Remanded Hon. Rainey Brandt, Hon. Zoe Bush