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Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

In re: Sealed Case
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 10-3038

Harris v. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5207

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, filed suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 2671 et seq., alleging various claims against the VA after he was escorted from a VA gr...

Roberts v. NTSB
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1022

Justia Opinion Summary: After the FAA suspended petitioner's license as an airplane mechanic, the NTSB vacated the suspension and found that the FAA's position had been unreasonable and not substantially justified. Petitioner filed suit seeking...

United States v. Taplet
Date: January 20, 2015
Docket Number: 11-3074

Justia Opinion Summary: McLaughlin’s friend (Buck) encouraged McLaughin to end a relationship with Taplet. Taplet told Thomas, a stranger he met at a truck stop, that he wished he could “have something seriously done to her.” Thomas responded t...

Mary V. Harris Found. v. Fed. Commc'n Comm'n
Date: January 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1304

Justia Opinion Summary: MVH and Holy Family Communications each applied to the Federal Communications Commission for a license to operate a noncommercial educational radio station in the vicinity of Buffalo, New York. To do so, the agency used...

Grunewald v. Jarvis
Date: January 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5136

Justia Opinion Summary: After issuing an environmental impact statement (EIS), the National Park Service adopted a plan for the management of deer in Rock Creek National Park in Washington, D.C. The plan involved the killing of white-tailed dee...

Vanderkam v. Vanderkam
Date: January 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5163

Justia Opinion Summary: John and Melissa married in 1984. John enrolled in his employer’s retirement plan and designated Melissa as the beneficiary of a qualified joint and survivor annuity. John retired in 1994. The survivor annuity irrevocabl...

Williams v. Johnson
Date: January 16, 2015
Docket Number: 12-7074

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the District, alleging claims of retaliation under the D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), D.C. Code 1-615.51. The jury returned a verdict finding that plaintiff's testimony before the D...

City of New York v. Nat'l Railroad Passenger Corp.
Date: January 16, 2015
Docket Number: 13-7119

Justia Opinion Summary: New York City filed suit seeking a declaratory judgment that Amtrak was liable for rehabilitation of a bridge carrying a public highway over a parcel of land in the Bronx. In this appeal, the City asserts that a 1996 agr...

World Color (USA) Corp. v. NLRB
Date: January 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1028

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, operator of a commercial printing facility, challenged the Board's determination that petitioner's policy prohibiting employees from wearing baseball caps except for caps bearing the company logo violates the...

Washington Metro. Area Transit Comm'n v. Reliable Limousine Serv.
Date: January 13, 2015
Docket Numbers: 13-7072, 13-7161

Justia Opinion Summary: WMATC filed suit against Paul Rodberg and his company, seeking an injunction to shut down Rodberg's illegal limousine operation. After the district court entered a default judgment, Rodberg ignored the default judgment a...

Howard v. Pritzker
Date: January 6, 2015
Docket Number: 12-5370

Justia Opinion Summary: Janet Howard and Joyce Megginson appealed the dismissal of their complaint on the grounds that the district court erred in failing to adhere to the time limits in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000...

United States v. Washington
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 11-3097

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted of drug possession offenses and firearm offenses, appealed the district court's denial of his pretrial motion to suppress evidence. Defendant argued that the government's search warrant affidavit did...

Araya v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-7036

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendants in state court, challenging the foreclosure proceedings that ultimately resulted in the sale of his property. Defendants removed to federal court and moved for judgment on the plea...

Jerez v. Republic of Cuba
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-7141

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed suit against the Republic of Cuba and others in Florida state court, alleging that appellees tortured appellant and that appellant continues to suffer the consequences of the torture. Appellant was incarc...