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  1. United States v. Edwards (1981)

    Michael W. Farrell, Asst. U. S. Atty., Washington, D. C., with whom Charles F. C. Ruff, U. S. Atty., Carl S. Rauh, John A. Terry, and Michael S. Pasano, Asst. U. S. Attys., Washington, D. C., were on the motion, for appellant in No. 80-294 and appellee in No. 80-401.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 80-294, 80-401
  2. Brown v. Southall Realty Company (1968)

    This appeal arises out of an action for possession brought by appellee-landlord, against appellant-tenant, Mrs. Brown, for nonpayment of rent. The parties stipulated, at the time of trial, that the rent was in the arrears in the amount of $230.00. Mrs. Brown contended, however, that no rent was due under the lease because it was an illegal contract. The court held to the contrary and awarded appellee possession for nonpayment of rent.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 4199
  3. MAP v. Ryan (1971)

    Petitioner, a juvenile of 17 years of age, was taken into custody by a police officer shortly after midnight and later in the same day taken to the Juvenile Branch of the Family Division of the Superior Court. There, on the basis of a complaint filed with the Intake Section, he was charged by sworn petition[1] with an offense which would constitute robbery if committed by an adult. Represented by counsel, petitioner denied the charge; the case was continued for trial; and petitioner was [...]

    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 5939
  4. Dyas v. United States (1977)

    Andrea L. Harnett, Asst. U. S. Atty., Washington, D. C., with whom Earl J. Silbert, U. S. Atty., John A. Terry and William J. Hardy, Jr., Asst. U. S. Attys., Washington, D. C., were on the brief, for appellee.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 9845
  5. Bethea v. United States (1976)

    Jonathan B. Marks, Asst. U.S. Atty., Washington, D.C., with whom Earl J. Silbert, U.S. Atty. and John A. Terry, Albert H. Turkus, and Richard L. Cys, Asst. U.S. Attys., Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellee.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 8460
  6. Jones v. United States (1988)

    Thomas J. Tourish, Jr., Asst. U.S. Atty., with whom Joseph E. diGenova, U.S. Atty., at the time the briefs were filed, and Michael W. Farrell, Elizabeth Trosman, Washington, D.C., and Sherri L. Berthrong, Asst. U.S. Attys., were on the brief, for appellee.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 86-31
  7. Morgan v. District of Columbia (1983)

    In an action for negligence and wrongful death against the District of Columbia, a jury returned a verdict in favor of appellants on March 6, 1979. On April 20, 1979, the trial court granted the District of Columbia's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict on the ground that appellants had failed to establish the applicable standard of care by which to measure the actions of police officers in the performance of their official duties. In a split-decision, a three-judge panel of this [...]

    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 79-588
  8. Ibn-Tamas v. United States (1979)

    David G. Hetzel, Asst. U. S. Atty., Washington, D. C., with whom Earl J. Silbert, U. S. Atty., Washington, D. C., at the time the brief was filed, and John A. Terry, Asst. U. S. Atty., Washington, D. C., were on brief, for appellee.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 12614
  9. District of Columbia v. Thompson (1991)

    Donna M. Murasky, Asst. Corp. Counsel, with whom Herbert O. Reid, Sr., Corp. Counsel at the time the brief was filed, and Charles L. Reischel, Deputy Corp. Counsel, were on the brief, Washington, D.C., for appellants.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 86-1051, 86-1681
  10. Heard v. Johnson (2002)

    The trustees of Mount Airy Baptist Church (Trustees) contend that they are entitled to the protections of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment in defending against a claim of defamation that arose from the removal of their former pastor. We agree.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 01-CV-471
  11. Horton v. United States (1988)

    Elizabeth H. Danello, Asst. U.S. Atty., with whom Joseph E. diGenova, U.S. Atty. at the time the brief was filed, and Michael W. Farrell and J. Edward Agee, Asst. U.S. Attys., Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellee.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 86-1235
  12. Diamond Housing Corporation v. Robinson (1969)

    Appellant-landlord initiated two successive suits for possession of an unfurnished house leased to appellee-tenant which resulted in judgment in both cases for appellee. In the first suit (Appeal No. 4834), appellant sought possession under a written lease for nonpayment of rent. Appellee raised two defenses to the claim for possession: (1) She had not waived her statutory right of thirty days' notice to quit; and (2) that the written lease was void and unenforceable because it was an illegal [...]

    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 4834, 4864
  13. Stancil v. United States (2005)

    Valinda Jones, Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Roscoe C. Howard, Jr., United States Attorney at the time the initial brief was filed, and John R. Fisher, Roy W. McLeese III, and Glen Donath, Assistant United States Attorneys, were on the initial brief, and with whom Kenneth L. Wainstein, United States Attorney, and John R. Fisher and Roy W. McLeese III, Assistant United States Attorneys, were on the supplemental brief, for appellee.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 03-CM-444
  14. Matthews v. United States (1969)

    After the foreman announced the jury's verdict, defense counsel requested that the jury be polled as to the petit larceny. When their names were called, eleven of the jurors simply answered "Guilty." When the ninth juror was polled, however, the following colloquy took place:


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 4739
  15. In Re CS (2002)

    Sidney R. Bixler, Assistant Corporation Counsel, with whom Robert R. Rigsby, Corporation Counsel, Charles L. Reischel, Deputy Corporation Counsel, and Rosalyn Calbert Groce, Supervisory Corporation Counsel, were on brief, for appellee.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 00-FS-1153
  16. McCrossin v. Hicks Chevrolet, Inc. (1969)

    Mrs. McCrossin, hereafter called the plaintiff, purchased a new 1962 Chevrolet Corvette on March 9, 1962 for her son Larry. About nine months later, Larry was driving the car at a speed of 55 to 60 miles per hour when he felt a slight loss of power. Shortly afterwards, he saw a "ball of fire" come over the righthand side of the windshield. He stopped, got out of the car, and saw flames shoot out from under the hood. Soon the fire so damaged the car that it had only a salvage value. Mrs. [...]

    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 4337-4339
  17. Minmar Builders, Inc. v. Beltway Excavators, Inc. (1968)

    Herman M. Braude, Washington, D. C., with whom Marvin P. Sadur, Washington, D. C., was on the brief, for appellant. Francis J. Pelland, Washington, D. C., also entered an appearance for appellant.


    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 4209
  18. Boyd v. United States (1991)

    Appellant Cynthia A. Boyd appeals from her conviction by a jury of possession of heroin, D.C.Code ยง 33-541 (1989 Repl.), on the principal ground that she was denied her constitutional right to testify. We hold that the right to testify is a fundamental constitutional right that can only be waived by the defendant, and that the trial judge erred in failing to hold a hearing to determine whether or not Boyd had waived her right to testify when she asserted that she had wanted to testify. [...]

    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 86-1734
  19. Warren v. District of Columbia (1981)

    Appellants Carolyn Warren, Miriam Douglas, and Joan Taliaferro in No. 79-6, and appellant Wilfred Nichol in No. 79-394 sued the District of Columbia and individual members of the Metropolitan Police Department for negligent failure to provide adequate police services. The respective trial judges held that the police were under no specific legal duty to provide protection to the individual appellants and dismissed the complaints for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. [...]

    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 79-6, 79-394
  20. Moody v. United States (1960)

    Appellant was convicted by the court, trial by jury having been waived, on two counts of unlawful entry,[1] two of petit larceny,[2] and one of possessing numbers slips.[3] On appeal, he contends that the trial court committed error in denying his motion to suppress certain evidence on the ground that it had been secured by search and seizure in contravention of the Fourth Amendment. He also complains that as a matter of law there was insufficient evidence to convict him of the charge of [...]

    Court: District of Columbia Court of Appeals Docket: 2572-2576

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