Case Notes

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

Apr 30th, 2015 | By Douglas Melcher

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

Apr 25th, 2015 | By Douglas Melcher

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

Mar 22nd, 2015 | By Douglas Melcher

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

Dec 26th, 2014 | By Douglas Melcher

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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