Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1162.16. Dismissal of meritless claim, complaint, or request for investigation.

(a) The Board may dismiss, at any stage of the proceedings, any claim, complaint, request for investigation, investigation, or portion of an investigation that the Board finds to be without merit.

(b) The Board may require a person who made or caused to be made a claim, complaint, or request for investigation in bad faith and without merit to pay reasonable fees for time spent reviewing or investigating the claim, complaint, or requests for investigation.


(Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 216, 59 DCR 1862; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 1083(r), 65 DCR 9388.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-1162.14.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1083(r) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1083(r) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).