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  • Complaint filed on May 15, 2023

  • Federal Judicial District: Maryland

  • Mall owner moved to dismiss on October 20, 2023

  • Awaiting court ruling since November 28, 2023

Case Summary

Khoa Hoang is a small business owner who operates a handful of hair and nail salons throughout Prince George's County. In 2018, the owners of the Shops at Iverson Mall in Temple Hills convinced Hoang to open a new salon at the mall. After spending substantial resources to pass all the inspections and acquire all the permits to open the business, the Prince George's County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) arbitrarily refused to issue the approved Use and Occupany (U&O) permit for Hoang's salon. Similar to the claims made in the Richardson case, DPIE based its refusal to issue the approved permit on the fact that Iverson Mall did not have a U&O permit. However, DPIE allowed other large business tenants to open at the mall despite the deficiency.

Recent Case Update(s)

Prince George's County filed its answer on June 27, 2023. Defendant AWE-AR LLC (i.e., the former mall owner) moved to dismiss the complaint on October 20, 2023, which we opposed.

We've been awaiting a ruling on the motion to dismiss since November 28, 2023. The case cannot proceed until the Court issues a ruling on the motion.

Last updated on May 29, 2024.

Link to Complaint

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Petition for Khoa Hoang

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