On March 14, 2016, the D.C. Circuit federal appeals court will hear an important legal challenge testing how far the District of Columbia (and by extension, any state) can go in seeking to block retired law enforcement officers from exercising their rights under the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA). While “officer safety” might […]
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Civil rights attorneys from the Gowen Group filed a major brief last week in a lawsuit on behalf of retired D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) Officers claiming that the District of Columbia is unlawfully interfering with the Officers’ rights under a federal law designed to protect them in their retirement. The federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety […]
On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down two employer-friendly decisions that will make it more difficult for plaintiffs to prevail in discrimination suits based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. These decisions will significantly and seriously effect an employee’s […]
In its recent decision in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, the United States Supreme Court affirmed its commitment to upholding the rulings of arbitrators “however good, bad, or ugly.” This decision is set to have grave effects on the rights of consumers in disputes with merchants or other large corporations because it further distances […]
Gowen Group partner Chris Gowen won the 2013 Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment Award from American University. An adjunct professor for the University’s Washington College of Law for the past few years, Chris was recognized for his accomplishment at the school-wide Faculty Recognition Dinner on April 21, 2013. He teaches legal ethics and law practice management […]
While most people associate lawyers with being inside courtrooms, there are many ways for lawyers to advocate for people outside of the traditional legal setting. The Gowen Group assisted a group of concerned citizens from Brentwood, MD to look into possible ethical improprieties among the members of the Town Council. Gowen Group Partner, Chris Gowen, himself […]
When you are purchasing your dream car, a new stereo sound system, or a diamond ring, you need to make sure you are protected with your significant acquisition if something goes awry. This need is especially important if your purchase does not include a warranty on the item, as you may need to be aware of how […]
Prenups. It is fair to say that a certain stigma is attached to that word. After all, when planning a wedding, the last thing a couple wants to think about is the potential end of their marriage. The same is true for business partnerships: dissolution of a newly-minted business is the furthest thing from the […]
A recent article from a local Maryland newspaper, The Gazette, highlighted a lawsuit brought by The Gowen Group against the Town of Brentwood, Maryland and a former Brentwood councilwoman. The lawsuit was brought by citizens of the town who noticed that elected officials awarded $27,000 through a grant from Prince George’s County to a former […]
Special thanks to Gowen Group Law Clerk John Langlois for producing this post. On November 9th, 2012 the United States Supreme Court granted review of the case of Maryland v. King to determine if collecting and analyzing the DNA of people arrested and charged with serious crimes is allowed under the Fourth Amendment. The case will […]
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