HIGH PROFILE CASES

The Law Firm of Omar T. Mohammedi LLC has successfully handled several high profile cases that have presented complex legal issues while garnering media attention. This includes, but is not limited to, the following cases:

OTMLAW files the appeal on behalf of Abdur-Rashid and Samir Hashmi before the Court of Appeals challenging the NYPD Surveillance and its Glomar Response to FOIL.

Posted On: 04-28-2017

This matter arises originally from a decision by the Respondents– Respondents, the New York Police Department (hereinafter referred to as “NYPD”) to deny two separate record requests by the Petitioners–Appellants (Talib W. Abdur-Rashid and Samir Hashmi) pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (New York State Public Officer Law (“POL”), Article 6, …

First victory of Muslim teacher: NJ Federal Court denied the School’s Motion to Dismiss against a teacher claiming discrimination based on race, religion and national origin.

Posted On: 02-23-2017

OTMLAW is pleased to announce that Ms. Hashem was handed the first victory in her lawsuit against Hunterdon Central Regional High School. Ms. Hashem filed her complaint last spring. In response to the Defendants’ motion to dismiss, the District Court sustained Sireen Hashem’s claims alleging employment discrimination, disparate treatment, retaliation (which included a false report …

Court of Appeals granted leave of court to file an appeal in OTMLAW FOIL case

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The Court of Appeals granted  Imam Abdur-Rashid and Samir Hashmi its application for leave to Appeal the Appellate Division, First Department’s decision which allowed the NYPD to use the federal Glomar theory “it cannot confirm of deny the existence of information”. Such theory does not exist under the New York State Freedom of Information Law …

The Court rejected the Handschu Proposed Guidelines to protect against the NYPD spying

Posted On: 02-22-2017

On October 16, 2016, Judge Haigh, issued an Order rejecting the proposed settlement as “Not Fair and Reasonable” to protect the New York Muslim Community against the NYPD’s illegal surveillance. The Order was issued following a major opposition by the New York community against the weak provisions in the settlement proposal. In his decision, Judge …

Talib W. Abdur-Rashid v. NYPD (FOIL) The Appellate Division Decision

Posted On: 06-03-2016

Talib W. Abdur-Rashid v. NYPD (FOIL) The Appellate Division Decision On July 5, 2016, OTMLAW filed a motion with the highest court in New York State, The New York State Court of Appeals, seeking permission to appeal the decision to the Appellate Division, First Department. This is to fight the ruling that the NYPD can …

Samir Hashmi v. NYPD, Index No. 101560/2013

Posted On: 09-26-2015

The New York County Supreme Court on November 17, 2014 issued a decision stating that the New York Police Department cannot evade its obligations under the State Freedom of Information Law by invoking Glomar. The Court opined that undercover operatives or others providing confidential information to the police, are types of documents that are exempt …

Lewis v. MTA

Posted On: 09-25-2015

The Law Firm of Omar T. Mohammedi, LLC defeats the Transit Authority’s (TA) Summary Judgment Motion and asserts Ms. Lewis’s civil rights in a prominent employment discrimination case two years following her death. In a resounding victory for Stephanie Lewis Judge Townes, the Eastern District of New York, found that there were overwhelming evidence that …

In Re 9/11 Litigation

Posted On: 09-24-2015

The Law Firm of Omar T. Mohammedi, LLC currently represents various not-for-profit defendants in this $8 Trillion Multidistrict Litigation in the Southern District of New York. Read More about the 9/11 Litgation: In re Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, — F.Supp.2d —, 2010 WL 3783702 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 13, 2010) >In re Terrorist Attacks of …

The Six Imams Case

Posted On: 09-23-2015

OTMLAW defeated two motions to dismiss and five summary judgment motions on behalf of the six Imams to establish a major precedent protecting minorities from profiling, warrantless search, illegal detention, and false arrest and imprisonment based on the victims’ religious belief and practices, race and national origin. The precedent asserts the six Imams’ and other …

In Re the Estate of Amadou Diallo

Posted On: 09-22-2015

OTMLAW successfully handled and settled a landmark $3 million case against the New York Police Department (NYPD) for the racial profiling and killing of an unarmed man, Amadou Diallo.The lawsuit was instrumental in initiating reform throughout the NYPD to prevent profiling against minorities in New York City. Diallo Article: “$3 million deal in Police killing …

Al Najjar v. City of New York

Posted On: 09-21-2015

The Law Firm of Omar T. Mohammedi, LLC successfully represented Osama Al Najjar–a 14-year-old student at a New York City public school. Osama was harassed and taunted by the teachers and staff on account of his first name “Osama.”

Islamic Center of South Florida

Posted On: 09-20-2015

OTMLAW successfully defeated a lawsuit against religious freedom, and preserved the Islamic Center of South Florida’s right to build a mosque in their local community.