Case Notes

Court of Appeals Clarifies Scope of Evidence that Must Be Considered in Deciding a Reserved Rule 50(a) Motion

On March 26, 2015, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Sullivan v. AboveNet Communications, Inc., No. 14-CV-431, slip op. (Mar. 26, 2015), in which it considered, inter alia, what evidence must be considered by a trial court when it reserves ruling on a motion for judgment as a matter of law made pursuant to Super.
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Case Notes

Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Statutory and Common Law Claims Arising from Real Estate Transaction

On February 12, 2015, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Sundberg v. TTR Realty, LLC, No. 14-CV-374, slip op. (D.C. Feb. 12, 2015), in which it considered whether the trial court properly dismissed claims for violations of the Consumer Protection Procedures Act (“CPPA”), fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, and breach of the covenant of good
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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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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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Short Articles

Legislation Introduced to Limit Damages for Unjust Imprisonment Claims

On March 31, 2015, on behalf of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, the Chairman of the D.C. Council introduced the Unjust Imprisonment Amendment Act of 2015 (B21-150). The preamble to this proposed legislation states that it is intended “[t]o amend the District of Columbia Unjust Imprisonment Act of 1980 to limit damages that may
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News Briefs

News Briefs: April 2015

» On April 3, 2015, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued an order providing for individualized determinations regarding the use of restraints in juvenile proceedings before the Family Court. Admin. Order 15-07. To view the order, click here. » On April 9, 2015, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued an order
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Court Opinions

Court Opinions: April 2015

In April 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 Fraternal
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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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