No. 15-FM-429.

142 A.3d 561 (2016)

James David SPELLMAN, Appellant, v. Joseph BOLAND, Personal Representative of the Estate of Michael Joseph Kelly, Appellee.

District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Decided July 7, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ugo Colella , Washington, DC, for appellant.

Darryl A. Feldman , with whom Rebecca C. Shankman , Washington, DC, was on the brief, for appellee.

Before BLACKBURNE-RIGSBY, EASTERLY, and McLEESE, Associate Judges.

Appellant James David Spellman filed a petition in Superior Court seeking a declaration affirming the existence of a common-law marriage between Mr. Spellman and his late partner, Michael Joseph Kelly. Mr. Spellman appeals from the trial court's order dismissing the petition for lack of personal jurisdiction over appellee...

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