56 F3d 1532 United States v. Waksberg

56 F.3d 1532

312 U.S.App.D.C. 462

UNITED STATES of America, Appellant,
Morry WAKSBERG, et al., Appellees.

No. 94-5195.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

May 23, 1995.

NOTICE: D.C. Circuit Local Rule 11(c) states that unpublished orders, judgments, and explanatory memoranda may not be cited as precedents, but counsel may refer to unpublished dispositions when the binding or preclusive effect of the disposition, rather than its quality as precedent, is relevant.

Before: SILBERMAN, SENTELLE, and HENDERSON, Circuit Judges.



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This cause came to be heard on the record on appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and was briefed and argued by counsel. While the issues presented occasion no need for a published opinion, they have been accorded full consideration by the Court. See D.C.Cir.R. 36(b). On consideration thereof, it is


ORDERED and ADJUDGED, by this Court, that the judgment of the district court appealed from in this cause is hereby affirmed. The district court correctly admitted parol evidence as to the existence of a condition precedent to the effectiveness of the agreement. See Washington Tent & Awning Co. v. 818 Ranch, Inc., 248 A.2d 126, 127 (D.C.1968); Luther Williams, Jr., Inc. v. Johnson, 229 A.2d 163, 164-66 (D.C.1967). Nor do we think that the district court's determination that the civil settlement agreement was understood by the parties to be contingent upon the resolution of Dr. Waksberg's potential criminal liability was clearly erroneous. See, e.g., Ozerol v. Howard Univ., 545 A.2d 638, 643 (D.C.1988); Washington Tent, 248 A.2d at 127. It is


FURTHER ORDERED, by this Court, sua sponte, that the Clerk shall withhold issuance of the mandate herein until seven days after disposition of any timely petition for rehearing. See D.C.Cir.R. 41(a)(2). This instruction to the Clerk is without prejudice to the right of any party at any time to move for expedited issuance of the mandate for good cause shown.