Coppinger v. Gray

A homeowner sued his neighbor for exposure to secondhand smoke drifting into his house. The court granted a preliminary injunction ordering the neighbor not to smoke any substances, including tobacco and marijuana, on the premises. Additionally, the neighbor must ensure that no guests smoke and must ask anyone who violates the order prohibiting smoking to leave the property. The order was to stay in place until it was revoked or until the court reached a final decision in the case. Ultimately, the case was dismissed after the party who initiated the suit dropped its claim.


Coppinger v. Gray, Case No. 2014 CA 007715 B, DC Superior Court (2015).

  • United States
  • Mar 2, 2015
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Civil Division



  • Brendan Coppinger
  • Nessa Coppinger


  • Edwin Gray
  • Mozella Boyd Johnson

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