Case Notes

Court of Appeals Affirms Award of Damages for Tortious Interference Arising from Notices of Lis Pendens

On January 29, 2015, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Havilah Real Property Services, LLC v. VLK, LLC, Nos. 12-CV-403 & 12-CV-542, slip op. (D.C. Jan. 29, 2015), in which it considered tort claims for tortious interference and malicious prosecution. By way of background, this case arose from the defendants’ filing of thirty-one
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Case Notes

Court of Appeals Affirms Award of Compensatory Damages in Negligence Action for Medical Malpractice

On November 20, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Providence Hospital, Inc. v. Willis, Nos. 13-CV-920 & 13-CV-921, slip op. (D.C. Nov. 20, 2014), in which it reviewed a judgment awarding compensatory damages for medical malpractice. Id. at 1-2. By way of background, the plaintiff in this case alleged, inter alia, that nurses employed by
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Court of Appeals Affirms Award of Damages Against MPD Officers for Assault and Battery

On November 13, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided District of Columbia v. Bamidele, Nos. 12-CV-28 & 12-CV-33, slip op. (D.C. Nov. 13, 2014) in which it considered whether to affirm a judgment awarding compensatory and punitive damages against several officers of the Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”) for assault and battery and against
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Court of Appeals Rejects Premises Liability Action Because Plaintiffs Failed to Establish Applicable Standard of Care

On October 23, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Night and Day Management, LLC v. Butler, Nos. 13-CV-944 & 13-CV-1168, slip op. (D.C. Oct. 23, 2014) in which it considered whether the trial court properly entered summary judgment for the defendants in a negligence action for premises liability. Id. at 2. The plaintiffs
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Short Articles

Legislation Enacted Amending Statute of Limitations Applicable to Third-Person Negligence Claims Brought By Recipients of Workers’ Compensation

On February 26, 2015, the Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations Amendment Act of 2014 (Law 20-159) (the “Act”) became effective. By way of background, the District of Columbia Workers’ Compensation Act of 1979 (“WCA”) contains a statute of limitations stating that, in cases where a private-sector employee is injured due to the negligence of a third person, the acceptance of
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News Briefs

News Briefs: March 2015

» On March 2, 2015, the Judicial Nomination Commission announced that it has recommended three individuals to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia due to the retirement of Judge Herbert B. Dixon Jr. The candidates for this vacancy are Julie H. Becker who is a Supervising Attorney at the Legal
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Court Opinions

Court Opinions: March 2015

In March 2015, 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 Frankel
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Books

A New Book to Add to Your Law Library: Tort Claims and Defenses in the District of Columbia

The publisher of this website is pleased to announce that he has authored Tort Claims and Defenses in the District of Columbia, which is a reference book intended for legal professionals who need detailed technical information about the principal tort claims and defenses recognized in the District of Columbia. The book is logically organized to
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