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Aguilar v. RP MRP Washington Harbour, LLC

District of Columbia Court of Appeals
98 A.3d 979 (2014)


Facts

RP MRP Washington Harbour, LLC (defendant) owned a retail complex on the Potomac River. The river rose, and the complex flooded, forcing most businesses to close temporarily. The complex had disappearing flood walls, but RP MRP did not raise the walls despite a flood warning from the National Weather Service. Aguilar and other employees (plaintiffs) of the retail complex businesses brought a negligence suit against RP MRP in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Aguilar claimed that due to the closures, the plaintiffs lost wages. RP MRP filed a motion to dismiss, and the superior court granted the motion. Aguilar appealed.

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