District of Columbia Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of District of Columbia or Court of Appeals of District of Columbia where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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McCamey v. Dist. of Columbia Dep't of Employment Services - 11/10/2005
Argued September 27, 2005 Before SCHWELB and RUIZ, Associate Judges, and KING, Senior Judge. Charlene McCamey has asked this court to review a decision of the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Employment...

Garby v. George Washington University Hospital - 10/27/2005
Argued May 26, 2005 Dissenting opinion by Associate Judge SCHWELB at page 18. Before SCHWELB and FARRELL, Associate Judges, and BLACKBURNE-RIGSBY, Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Pirjo K....

In re Wright - 10/20/2005
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility. (Bar Docket Nos. 377-99, 10-00, 294-00 & 20-01). Argued September 8, 2005 Before TERRY and GLICKMAN, Associate Judges, and NEWMAN, Senior Judge. ...

Duggan v. District of Columbia - 10/14/2005
Argued en banc September 19, 2002 Before WASHINGTON, Chief Judge, TERRY, SCHWELB, FARRELL, WAGNER, RUIZ, REID, and GLICKMAN, Associate Judges, and BELSON and STEADMAN, Senior Judges. Opinion by Senior Judge STEADMAN, with...

Gubbins v. Hurson - 10/14/2005
Argued April 21, 2005 Before TERRY, WAGNER, and GLICKMAN, Associate Judges. Mary C. Gubbins and Shelton Davis appeal the judgment entered against them following the trial by jury of their medical malpractice claims against...

Nuyen v. Luna - 10/13/2005
Argued June 9, 2005 Before SCHWELB and FARRELL, Associate Judges, and BURGESS, Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia. David Nuyen ("Nuyen") appeals from an order denying his motion to vacate a default...

In re Joyner - 10/6/2005
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility (BDN 317-03). Submitted September 27, 2005 Before SCHWELB and RUIZ, Associate Judges, and PRYOR, Senior Judge. This case involves a...

In re Bailey - 9/15/2005
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility. (BDN 442-92 & BDN 483-92). Argued April 8, 2004 Before SCHWELB and REID, Associate Judges and FERREN, Senior Judge. Concurring opinion by...

Childs v. Purll - 9/8/2005
Argued March 8, 2005 Before WASHINGTON, Chief Judge, and TERRY and GLICKMAN, Associate Judges. This is an appeal from an award of summary judgment to the defendants in an action for damages on account of lead poisoning. We...

Laprade v. Rosinsky - 9/1/2005
Argued March 2, 2005 Before TERRY and REID, Associate Judges, and BELSON, Senior Judge. Appellant, Rona F. LaPrade, brought an action against appellees, Maryann Rosinsky and her husband, Charles Rosinsky, for damages for...

In re Frank - 8/25/2005
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility (BDN 212-98) Before SCHWELB and RUIZ, Associate Judges, and KERN, Senior Judge. In this original disciplinary proceeding, respondent Arthur J. Frank,...

District of Columbia v. Jackson - 6/30/2005
Argued January 19, 2005 Before SCHWELB and RUIZ, Associate Judges, and BELSON, Senior Judge. This appeal arises from wrongful death and survival actions brought by appellee Felicia Jackson in her capacity as the personal...

Marboah v. Ackerman - 6/30/2005
Argued March 10, 2005 Before SCHWELB and GLICKMAN, Associate Judges, and DUNCAN-PETERS, Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia. This legal malpractice case is based on a claim by plaintiff John Brobbey...

In re Estate of Murrell - 6/16/2005
Argued April 27, 2005 Before FARRELL and WASHINGTON, Associate Judges, and FERREN, Senior Judge. This appeal involves a compensation award in the amount of $59,242.50 made to Gilda Wallace ("Wallace"), co-representative of...

Packheiser v. Miller - 6/2/2005
Argued May 12, 2005 Before SCHWELB, REID and WASHINGTON, Associate Judges. On May 22, 2003, appellant Lisa Packheiser filed a complaint against appellee George F. Miller, alleging medical malpractice. On November 19, 2003,...

White v. Sargent - 6/2/2005
Argued May 3, 2005 Before TERRY, REID, and WASHINGTON, Associate Judges. In these consolidated appeals, appellants Eva White and Evelyn Parchment challenge the trial court's decision to grant summary judgment in favor of...

Matthews v. District of Columbia - 6/2/2005
Argued April 9, 2003 Before SCHWELB, FARRELL and RUIZ, Associate Judges. This is an appeal from the trial court's dismissal of the appellant's complaint, filed at the request of the Police and Firefighters' Retirement and...

Washington v. United States - 5/19/2005
Argued June 23, 2003 Before WAGNER, Chief Judge, and GLICKMAN, Associate Judge, and STEADMAN, Senior Judge. Appellant, Vonn Washington, was charged with one count of first-degree premeditated murder (D.C. Code §§ 22-2401,...

Pinzon v. A & G Properties - 4/28/2005
Argued April 3, 2003 This appeal arises from a landlord-tenant dispute. Although the case has a rather protracted history, in the course of which it came before at least five different trial judges, the appeal is taken only from...

District of Columbia v. Beretta - 4/21/2005
Argued En Banc January 11, 2005 Opinion by Chief Judge WAGNER, concurring in part and dissenting in part, at page 44. The District of Columbia and nine individual plaintiffs appeal from the dismissal of their suit against...

Weakley v. Burnham Corp. - 4/14/2005
Argued October 7, 2004 Basil F. Weakley, Jr., was employed as a boiler service worker in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area from approximately 1964 to 1979. He contracted asbestosis many years later. Weakley brought this...

Jordan Keys & Jessamy - 3/3/2005
Argued January 19, 2005 The question presented in this case is whether an insurance carrier (St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, hereinafter St. Paul or the carrier) is obligated to pay the plaintiff law firm (Jordan Keys...

Columbia Plaza Tenants' Association v. Columbia Plaza Limited Partnership - 2/17/2005
Argued January 14, 2005 Columbia Plaza Tenants' Association ("Tenants' Association") appeals from the judgment of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia granting appellees' cross-motions for summary judgment. In essence,...

Holmes v. Brethren Mutual Insurance Co. - 2/17/2005
Argued January 6, 2005 This appeal from a grant of summary judgment to appellee Brethren Mutual Insurance Company (Brethren) asks us to decide whether an insurance policy provision extending coverage to "hired autos" applies to...

In re Reynolds - 2/10/2005
Submitted December 3, 2004 On December 14, 2000, we suspended petitioner, David D. Reynolds, from practicing law for a period of six months with the requirement that he demonstrate his fitness to resume the practice of law as a...

Slaughter v. Slaughter - 2/3/2005
Submitted January 18, 2005 The issue in this case arises from the triennial recalculation of the parties' child support obligations required by their written separation and child support agreement. In recalculating child support...

American Service Center Associates v. Helton - 2/3/2005
Argued May 4, 2004 We granted this application for allowance of an appeal in order to consider an issue of first impression: whether our jurisprudence on remedies for injury to personal property embraces residual diminution in...

Schwartz v. Chow - 2/3/2005
Argued February 12, 2002 Appellants seek to vacate a decision of the Attorney-Client Arbitration Board ("the Board"), awarding them $26,000 in fees and $2,230 in expenses for their representation of appellee Richard Chow in...

Burke v. Scaggs - 1/27/2005
Argued October 19, 2004 The legal issue presented in this matter is whether a plaintiff in a medical malpractice action fails to establish a prima facie case when his experts differ as to the applicable standard of care. We hold...

Forti v. Ashcraft - 12/30/2004
Argued December 16, 2004 In this action for legal malpractice, the trial court granted summary judgment to the defendants after the plaintiff-appellant, herself an attorney, failed to meet repeated deadlines within which to name...

Georgetown University v. District of Columbia Dep't of Employment Services - 12/2/2004
Submitted September 23, 2003 The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reversed the decision of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) which found that Theresa Owens, intervenor, had failed to provide timely...

In re Roberson - 11/4/2004
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility (BDN 175-02) Submitted October 12, 2004 In this reciprocal disciplinary proceeding against respondent David Roberson, the Board on Professional...

Compton v. District of Columbia Board of Psychology - 9/23/2004
Argued February 4, 2004 John W. Compton petitions this court for review of an order issued by the District of Columbia Board of Psychology ("Board") revoking his license to practice psychology for engaging in sexual harassment of...

Sodexho Marriott Corp. v. Dist. of Columbia Dep't of Employment Services - 9/9/2004
Argued February 10, 2004 Sodexho Marriott Corporation petitions for review of a decision by the director of the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES), which affirmed a compensation order awarding workers' compensation...

District of Columbia v. Chinn - 12/31/2003
Argued February 12, 2003 Alleging that District of Columbia police officers used excessive force against him in effecting an arrest, Adrian Chinn sued for civil rights violations, assault and battery, negligence, and related...

Dorsey v. District of Columbia - 12/31/2003
Marion Dorsey appeals the trial court's grant of the District of Columbia's motion to dismiss the complaint, its dismissal of the complaint with prejudice, and its denial, as moot, of her motion under Super. Ct. Civ. R. 41 (b) (2002)...

McPherson-Corder v. Chinkhota - 11/20/2003
Argued November 14, 2001 The trial court in this medical malpractice case instructed the jury that it could draw an adverse inference from a party's unexplained failure to call a witness if the witness was peculiarly available to...

Ford v. Chartone - 10/30/2003
We have before us an application for permission to appeal an order denying class action certification. The application presents a threshold question of appellate jurisdiction. With certain statutory exceptions that do not apply here,...

Marriott International v. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services - 10/30/2003
Submitted September 9, 2003 Petitioner asks us to review a decision by the director of the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services. The proceedings below arose from a claim for workers' compensation benefits filed...

In re Clower - 9/18/2003
Argued October 15, 2002 The Board on Professional Responsibility recommends that respondent Donald A. Clower be publicly censured for not fulfilling his fiduciary and record-keeping obligations with respect to a client's...

Dorsey v. District of Columbia - 6/19/2003
See amended opinion filed December 31, 2003. Argued May 5, 2003 Marion Dorsey appeals the trial court's grant of the District of Columbia's motion to dismiss the complaint, its dismissal of the complaint with prejudice, and...

Krause v. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services - 6/12/2003
Argued May 15, 2003 The Director of the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, reversing a decision of a hearing examiner, denied petitioner workers compensation benefits on the strength of this court's decisions...

Richardson v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company - 6/12/2003
As amended June 16, 2003. ANTOINETTE RICHARDSON, APPELLANT, v. NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, APPELLEE. Certified Question from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (00-7203) ...

Hardi v. Mezzanotte - 3/20/2003
Argued May 8, 2001 This appeal arises out of a claim for medical malpractice filed originally by appellee, Genevieve D. Mezzanotte, against appellants, Robert Hardi, M.D., his professional corporation, Robert Hardi, M.D., P.C....

In re Smith - 2/27/2003
Argued November 14, 2002 Concurring opinion by Associate Judge SCHWELB at p. 14. The Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended that we disbar respondent, Hendrith V. Smith, from practicing law in the District of...

Adjei v. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services - 2/20/2003
Argued January 16, 2003 Justice Adjei asks us to reverse a decision by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) denying his claim for workers' compensation benefits on the ground that he and his employer were exempted from...

Zuckerman v. Vane - 12/19/2002
Argued November 8, 2002 In this suit for personal injury arising from the intersection collision of two motor vehicles, the trial judge dismissed the complaint with prejudice because of plaintiff/appellant Zuckerman's failure to...

District of Columbia v. Jackson - 11/14/2002
Argued September 24, 2002 Terrence Hicks was shot to death by police officers who had responded to the home of his mother and found him holding her hostage at knifepoint. In subsequent wrongful death and survival actions brought...

Safeway Stores - 9/26/2002
Argued June 25, 2002 Safeway Stores, Inc. petitions for review of a decision by the Director of the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES), which affirmed a compensation order awarding workers' compensation benefits to...

Solomon v. Supreme Court of Florida - 9/12/2002
Submitted June 26, 2001 This appeal arises from a defamation lawsuit brought by appellant, David Solomon, against the Florida Supreme Court, Florida Bar Board of Governors, and individual Florida Bar related defendants (Florida...

Riddick v. United States - 9/12/2002
Argued January 22, 2002 Wayne Riddick and Martin Teasley appeal their jury convictions of assault with intent to kill while armed and aggravated assault while armed, arising from their involvement in the May 19, 1998, physical...

Mexicano v. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services - 9/5/2002
Petition for Review of a Decision of the Department of Employment Services Argued June 18, 2002 Petitioner Lucio Mexicano seeks review of a hearing examiner's compensation order denying his claim for workers' compensation...

Sibley Memorial Hospital v. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services - 8/29/2002
Submitted November 9, 2000 Sibley Memorial Hospital petitions for our review of the decision of the Director of the Department of Employment Services reversing and remanding the Compensation Order denying a claim by Abdul Ghafoor...

Phelan v. City of Mount Rainier - 8/22/2002
Argued June 7, 2000 Jeffrey Phelan was shot and killed on the steps of his home in the District of Columbia by Wesley Thompson, then an off-duty police officer with the City of Mount Rainier, Maryland. Appellant Karen Phelan,...

Pers Travel - 8/15/2002
Argued June 29, 2001 In this landlord-tenant case, Pers Travel, Inc. ("Pers"), the tenant, appeals from a judgment granting possession of the leased premises to the landlord, Canal Square Associates ("Canal Square"). Pers...

Landesberg v. District of Columbia Dept. of Employment Services - 3/28/2002
Petition for Review of a Decision of the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services Argued September 6, 2000 This matter comes before the court on petitioner, Janet Landesberg's petition for review of the...

White v. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services - 3/21/2002
On Petition for Review of a Decision of the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services Argued October 24, 2001 Petitioner, David S. White, seeks review by this court of a decision of the Director of the District...

Medlantic Long Term Care Corp. v. Smith - 2/7/2002
Argued February 16, 2000 Helen Smith, the personal representative of the estate of Elizabeth Ferguson, brought a medical malpractice survival action seeking compensatory and punitive damages alleging that the nursing and medical...

Nixon Peabody LLP v. Beaupre - 2/7/2002
Argued November 1, 2001 In a complaint filed in Superior Court alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and other tortious acts, appellee Lawrence K. Beaupre, a former editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper,...

In re Gregory - 1/31/2002
Submitted January 15, 2002 In its attached Report and Recommendation, the Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended that Stephen R. Gregory, a member of our Bar, be disbarred for misappropriation, in violation of Rule...

In re Arneja - 1/31/2002
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility Argued January 9, 2002 As of January 2000, Rule 1.15 (d) of the District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct provides that " dvances of unearned...

Hubbard v. Chidel - 1/31/2002
Argued February 7, 2001 This case presents a challenge to the trial court's post-trial indemnification and contribution ruling relating to a million dollar jury verdict in a medical malpractice case. The trial court decided that:...

In re Kitchings - 8/30/2001
On Exception of Respondent to Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility Argued September 7, 2000 At the crux of this case lies a dispute between the Board on Professional Responsibility and Bar...

In re Anderson - 8/2/2001
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility Argued April 11, 2001 The Board on Professional Responsibility (the Board) has recommended that respondent be suspended from practicing law in the...

Logan v. Providence Hospital - 8/2/2001
Appeal from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. Rufus King III, Trial Judge) Argued October 5, 1999 This appeal raises the knotty problem whether a non-settling defendant has a right to a credit for a...

Hawes v. Chua - 3/29/2001
Appeal from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. Susan R. Winfield, Trial Judge) Argued January 18, 2001 In this medical malpractice action relating to the fetal death of twins, the jury returned a...

George v. Dade - 3/22/2001
Appeal from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. Judith E. Retchin, Trial Judge) Argued December 3, 1999 In this case, appellant Theodore R. George, M.D., an employee of the District of Columbia General...

Wagner v. Georgetown University Medical Center - 3/8/2001
Appeals from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. Michael L. Rankin, Trial Judge) Argued January 4, 2000 Irene Wagner awoke from back surgery performed at Georgetown University Medical Center to find...

Derzavis v. Bepko - 12/29/2000
Appeal from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. Geoffrey M. Alprin, Trial Judge) Argued December 11, 1997 Opinion for the court by Associate Judge Terry. Dissenting opinion by Chief Judge...

In re Berryman - 12/28/2000
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility Argued December 1, 2000 Opinion for the court by Associate Judge Reid. Concurring opinion by Associate Judge Farrell at p. . Contrary to...

Souci v. William C. Smith & Co. - 12/7/2000
Appeal from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. José M. López, Trial Judge) Argued October 25, 2000 This case arises from an allegation by Leslie J. Souci that William C. Smith & Company (Smith...

Fisher v. Government Employees Insurance Co. - 11/16/2000
Appeal from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia Hon. Joan Zeldon, Trial Judge Submitted March 4, 1999 Vanessa Fisher was injured in an automobile accident while insured by Government Employees Insurance Company...

Dada v. Children's National Medical Center - 11/2/2000
Appeal from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. Ellen Segal Huvelle, Trial Judge) Argued October 10, 2000 Appellant Bisi Dada, as mother and next friend of Magnus Dada ("Magnus"), a minor, challenges the...

Croley v. Republican National Committee - 9/21/2000
Appeal from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. Reggie Walton, Trial Judge) Argued May 11, 2000 In this personal injury action, brought by appellant/cross-appellee John D. Croley against...

Breezevale Limited v. Dickinson - 9/21/2000
Appeal from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. Steffen W. Graae, Trial Judge) Argued September 30, 1999 Opinion for the court by Associate Judge Steadman. Concurring opinion by Associate Judge...

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