The Court of Appeals replaced precedent dating back to 1892 in ruling that contracts entered by mentally incapacitated individuals are voidable, and not void. Coverage of the ruling can be found here.
The Blog of the Legal Times quoted Aaron Sokolow regarding the DC Court of Appeals’ improvements in the time it takes to adjudicate appeals under the leadership of Chief Judge Eric Washington. The article can be found here.
Today, the DC Court of Appeals, sitting En Banc, heard arguments on whether the real estate transaction of an individual who had been adjudged mentally incapacitated are void or voidable in Washington, DC. Coverage of the argument can be found here.
The District of Columbia has a new court calendar that allows tenants to sue landlords for allegations of housing code violations. No monetary awards are rendered in these cases. More information can be found on the calendar at the DC Superior Court website.
Aaron Sokolow was quoted in a National Law Journal article about the DC Housing Conditions Calendar. TenantForm-7-4-2011LawJournalArticle_MelWright