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Noteworthy Recent Filings

October 17, 2023 - Washington, DC

 

We filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleging unlawful

 discrimination against Arab-American on basis of ethnicity and national origin in the administration of a federally-financed program.

Ak v. U.S. Dep't of Housing and Urban Development (D. Md.).

June 7, 2024

ACLU's Biennial Leadership Conference kicks off in Atlanta!

ACLU's Biennial Leadership Conference kicks off in Atlanta!

Attorney Howlette attends conference as the Affiliate Equity Officer and a Board member of the ACLU of Maryland.

May 28, 2024

Client wins prestigious Officer of the Year award!

Client wins prestigious Officer of the Year award!

We're thrilled to recognize Officer Mohamed Magassouba for receiving Officer of the Year from the Capitol Heights Police Department!

May 6, 2024

Officer Mohamed Magassouba: A True Hero in Our Community and in the Courtroom

Officer Mohamed Magassouba: A True Hero in Our Community and in the Courtroom

Our client, Officer Mohamed Magassouba, heroically takes charge to prevent possible mass shooting incident.

April 24, 2024

Important Legal Updates for Employers

Important Legal Updates for Employers

New laws require mandatory overtime pay for certain employees and institutes a nationwide ban on noncompete agreements.

February 28, 2024

Justly Prudent files civil rights lawsuit against County's Nuisance Abatement Board

Justly Prudent files civil rights lawsuit against County's Nuisance Abatement Board

Federal civil rights lawsuit seeks to hold one of the administrative boards for Prince George's County accountable for unlawfully stripping County residents of their constitutional rights.

February 16, 2024

Register to attend U.S. Senate Democratic Candidate Forum (Maryland)

Register to attend U.S. Senate Democratic Candidate Forum (Maryland)

Attorney Howlette will be one of two moderators at NAACP's U.S. Senate Democratic Candidate Forum.

February 7, 2024

**Settlement Announcement**

**Settlement Announcement**

Unlawful discrimination case against federal agency settles on eve of trial!

January 15, 2024

Happy MLK Day!

Happy MLK Day!

Today, we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a visionary leader who championed justice and equality.

January 3, 2024

JD Howlette Law celebrates 2-year anniversary!

JD Howlette Law celebrates 2-year anniversary!

Today marks a significant milestone for JD Howlette Law, it's our two-year anniversary!

November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday!

May 29, 2024

Justly Prudent files wrongful arrest lawsuit against MPD and one of its officers

Justly Prudent files wrongful arrest lawsuit against MPD and one of its officers

Federal lawsuit alleges Metropolitan Police Department failed to adequately train officer on responding to situations involving mental health crises

May 20, 2024

Justly Prudent files wrongful eviction lawsuit against Parkview Gardens, LP

Justly Prudent files wrongful eviction lawsuit against Parkview Gardens, LP

Lawsuit alleges that landlord maliciously changed the locks while family was shopping for groceries, in violation of a court order, which rendered them homeless.

April 29, 2024

Attorney Howlette recognized as 2024 Elite Lawyer for Civil Rights Litigation

Attorney Howlette recognized as 2024 Elite Lawyer for Civil Rights Litigation

We are thrilled to announce that our Managing Attorney, Jordan D. Howlette, has been recognized as an Elite Lawyer for 2024!

April 23, 2024

Justly Prudent files lawsuit against Optum, Inc. for discriminatory practices in medical reimbursement claims

Justly Prudent files lawsuit against Optum, Inc. for discriminatory practices in medical reimbursement claims

Lawsuit alleges that Optum, Inc. and Optum Maryland intentionally discriminated against minority-owned toxicology lab that caused more than $1,000,000 in damages.

February 21, 2024

JD Howlette Law files wage theft lawsuit to protect worker's rights

JD Howlette Law files wage theft lawsuit to protect worker's rights

Wage theft lawsuit alleges former employers intentionally and maliciously withheld more than $170,000 in wages owed to employee after terminating his employment.

February 13, 2024

Take Action to Support Justice!

Take Action to Support Justice!

Sign one of our justice petitions to lend your voice to the collective call for justice, equity, and accountability.

January 17, 2024

JD Howlette Law welcomes Jesus Hernandez to the team!

JD Howlette Law welcomes Jesus Hernandez to the team!

Jesus Hernandez joins JD Howlette Law as its newest litigation assistant.

January 8, 2024

**January Client Review Highlight**

**January Client Review Highlight**

Big thanks to Shane M. for taking the time to leave such a humbling review.

December 12, 2023

JD Howlette Law files federal civil rights lawsuit against The City of Mt. Rainier and Prince George’s County

JD Howlette Law files federal civil rights lawsuit against The City of Mt. Rainier and Prince George’s County

Federal lawsuit alleges egregious and hostile code enforcement actions taken by DPIE and The City of Mt. Rainier, including solicitation of sexual favors, resulting in destruction of our client's property.

November 17, 2023

JD Howlette Law officially launches civil rights division

JD Howlette Law officially launches civil rights division

We gathered at the D.C. office with friends, family, and clients to celebrate the launch of Justy Prudent, the new division of the firm that will focus on civil rights and constitutional tort litigation.

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