Case Notes

Court of Appeals Holds that Denial of Special Motion to Quash Under Anti-SLAPP Act Is Immediately Appealable

On May 29, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Doe No. 1 v. Burke, No. 13-CV-83, slip op. (D.C. May 29, 2014), in which it considered, inter alia, whether the denial of a special motion to dismiss under the District of Columbia’s Anti-SLAPP Act is immediately appealable. Id. at 2. By way
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Case Notes

Court of Appeals Holds that Plaintiff Failed to Establish a Claim Based on Allegedly False Report Casting Doubt on His Eligibility for Disability Benefits

On April 17, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Grimes v. District of Columbia, No. 12-CV-218, slip op. (D.C. Apr. 17, 2014), in which it considered whether the trial court erred in dismissing the plaintiff’s claims for (1) retaliation under the District of Columbia Human Rights Act (“DCHRA”), (2) intentional infliction of emotional
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Court of Appeals Holds that Trial Court Erred in Dismissing Claims Based on Parol-Evidence Rule and Statute of Frauds

On March 13, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Stancil v. First Mount Vernon Industrial Loan Association, No. 12-CV-1382, slip op. (D.C. Mar. 13, 2014), in which it considered whether the trial court erred in dismissing common law claims for fraudulent misrepresentation, wrongful foreclosure, and breach of contract. Id. at 1-3. The facts
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Court of Appeals Holds that No-Fault Act Did Not Preclude Motor Vehicle Insurer From Enforcing Subrogation Clause

On February 27, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Hubb v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 12-CV-1952, slip op. (D.C. Feb. 27, 2014), in which it held that the District of Columbia’s Compulsory / No-Fault Motor Vehicle Insurance Act (the “No-Fault Act”) did not preclude a motor vehicle insurer from enforcing a
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Short Articles

Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Collision Cases for 2013

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia recently released compilations of data regarding jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, and auto collision cases for 2013 (i.e., January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013). According to the compilations: (1) There were eight jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice cases during 2013, two of which were
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News Briefs

News Briefs: June 2014

» On June 3, 2014, the D.C. Council adopted a resolution to appoint Dr. David P. Milzman as a non-lawyer member of the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure. Resolution 20-490. To retrieve a copy of the resolution, click here. » On June 10, 2014, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia announced that Magistrate Judges Julie R.
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Court Opinions

Court Opinions: June 2014

In June 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals published the opinions listed below. The opinions listed below are organized by type or source of appeal. To retrieve an electronic copy of any of these opinions from the Court of Appeals’ website, click on the citation for the opinion that you want to retrieve. Civil Ne.
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