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Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Kovach v. District of Columbia
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Donald Kovich appeals the trial court’s grant of judgment under Super. Ct. Civ.R.12(b)(6), on res judicata grounds. Kovach contends that the trial court erred in ruling that his previous payment of a traffic violation, recorded by an automatic camera at a stoplight, precluded him from contesting the District’s subsequent decision to forgive only unpaid fined for violations recorded by this camera. Kovach previously admitted liability and paid the ticket, however now argues the fine should be refunded.
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