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
The Court of Appeals, sitting En Banc, considered computation of time frames and rendered a decision in the case of Tippett v. Daly. The full opinion can be read here.
Today, the Court of Appeals rendered a decision in the case of Matt Banks v. Eastern Savings Bank. The Court of Appeals reversed the trial court and held that while a post-foreclosure tenancy remains valid, the pre-foreclosure lease terms cannot be enforced. The Court also recognized the necessity of strict compliance with notice procedures. The entire decision can be read here.