Case Notes

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

Mar 22nd, 2015 | By Douglas C. 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 C. 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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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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