American Freedom Defense Initiative v. MTA

AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise, on behalf of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Pamela Geller, and Robert Spencer, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)…

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Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

As soon as President Obama signed the new healthcare reform act (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) into law on March 23, 2010, AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise electronically filed the first federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Act.  The case was filed in federal…

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“Stop the Islamisation of America” Trademark Litigation

In February 2010, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, executive directors of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI), an advocacy organization that raises awareness about the human rights abuses perpetrated by sharia-adherent Islamists, applied to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to register the trademark “Stop the Islamisation of…

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Lopez, et al. v. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

CAIR is a Muslim organization previously named as a Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the federal criminal trial and conviction of a terrorist funding cell organized around one of the largest Muslim charities, the Holy Land Foundation, which raised funds for violent…

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Northland Family Planning Clinic v. Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc.

AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise are representing the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc. (CBR), a pro-life organization that was sued for copyright infringement by Northland Family Planning Clinic, an abortion provider, because CBR made fair use of Northland’s pro-abortion video to counter its deceptive message.…

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Acts 17 v. City of Dearborn

A ninety-six page civil rights lawsuit was filed against the City of Dearborn, its mayor, John B. O’Reilly, its chief of police, Ronald Haddad, 17 City police officers, and two executives from the American Arab Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Acts 17 Apologetics, Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, Paul…

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Tarazi v. Geller

Omar Tarazi, the Ohio lawyer who represented the parents of Rifqa Bary and who had filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against AtlasShrugs.com blogger Pamela Geller, has dismissed his lawsuit with prejudice. The dismissal came on the heels of a court document filed by David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise, asking…

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Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) v. Paul David Gaubatz, et al.

AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise are defending the Center for Security Policy (CSP) and several of its employees, who were sued by CAIR for conducting an undercover documentary designed to expose the Islamic organization’s improper activities. During the early part of 2008, Dave Gaubatz, an…

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American Freedom Defense Initiative v. SMART

In May 2010, AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise filed a federal lawsuit challenging the refusal of a Detroit-area transportation authority—the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART)—to display a religious freedom advertisement on its buses. The ad stated: “Fatwa on your head?  Is your family or…

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Murray v. United States Department of Treasury

The lawsuit, captioned in the district court as Murray v. Geithner, et al., was brought by AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise, representing the plaintiff, Kevin Murray, a taxpayer and former combat Marine who served in Iraq. The federal lawsuit alleges that the U.S. government’s takeover and financial…

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