Case Notes

Court of Appeals Affirms Award of Damages Against MPD Officers for Assault and Battery

Dec 14th, 2014 | By Douglas C. Melcher

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

Dec 4th, 2014 | By Douglas C. Melcher

m4s0n501 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
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Court of Appeals Holds Negligence Action Barred by Public Duty Doctrine; Vigorous Dissent Calls for En Banc Review

Nov 2nd, 2014 | By Douglas C. Melcher

On September 25, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Allen v. District of Columbia, No. 10-CV-1425, slip op. (D.C. Sept. 25, 2014) in which it considered whether the public duty doctrine barred a negligence action against the District of Columbia. Id. at 2. The action was based, in relevant part, on the conduct of two emergency medical technicians
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Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Negligence Action for Failure to Establish Duty; Adopts Economic Loss Doctrine

Oct 7th, 2014 | By Douglas C. Melcher

On September 4, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Aguilar v. RP MRP Washington Harbour, LLC, No. 13-CV-329, slip op. (D.C. Sept. 4, 2014) in which it considered whether the trial court erred in dismissing a negligence action on the grounds that the plaintiffs failed to establish the existence of a recognized
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