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Law Offices of David Yerushalmi Wins Rare ESI Destruction Sanction
December 28, 2017
           New York, New York (December 28, 2017) — Today the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Divsion for the First Department (Manhattan), upheld a trial court's sanction against the real estate brokerage behemoth Douglas Elliman for destroying email evidence (ESI or Electronically Stored Information).  The sanction provides for an adverse inference instruction that effectively undoes the damage to our clients and provides an avenue for dismissing Douglas Elliman's c ... read more ››
Note to Readers of our Recent News pages . . .
January 01, 2017
As many of you know, David Yerushalmi is co-founder of the national public interest law firm, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), and you may follow his work in that sphere on an almost daily basis by visiting or ... read more ››
David Yerushalmi Files Opening Brief in Appeal of District Court Order that Allowed MTA to Sidestep an Injunction and Refuse to Display Pamela Geller's Ad
August 21, 2015
- 15-1997 Appellants' Brief.ECF Filed

New York, NY (August 21, 2015) — Today, lawyers for Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and their non-profit organization, American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), filed their opening brief in their appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, appealing a federal district court's ruling that "dissolved" the court's earlier order requiring the New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to run Geller's "Hamas Killing Jews" advertisement displayed below. Judge John G. Koeltl, presiding in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in downtown Manhattan, had earlier ruled on April 20 that the MTA's refusal to run the ad (the MTA claimed that Muslims in New York might understand the ad to be advocating ... read more ››
Judge Allows CAIR to Get Away with Fraud; Opening Brief Filed in Appeal
August 17, 2015
- Pl's Opening Brief--ECF Filed

Washington, D.C. (August 17, 2015) — Judge Paul Friedman, the federal judge presiding over a five-year old lawsuit alleging that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) defrauded dozens of Muslim and non-Muslim clients, issued a shocking ruling when he summarily dismissed the lawsuit, which was brought in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Late last week, the American Freedom Law Center and the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi filed the opening brief in the appeal asking the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to reverse Judge Friedman and reinstate the plaintiffs' claims against CAIR. David Yerushalmi, lead counsel for the five plaintiffs in the two consolidated cases which allege that CAIR hired a fake lawyer who defra ... read more ››
MBTA's Rejection of Anti-Jihad Ads Heads to Supreme Court
July 28, 2015
- AFDI Petition

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2015) — Yesterday, David Yerushalmi and his law partner, Robert Muise, filed a petition in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the high court to review a sharply-divided decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, which upheld the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) refusal to display on its buses two pro-Israel/anti-jihad advertisements, which the MBTA claimed were demeaning to Muslims. The ads were submitted by Mr. Yerushalmi's clients, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Pamela Geller, and Robert Spencer. This past April, a divided panel of the First Circuit affirmed the MBTA's censorship of the ads, holding that the advertising space was not a public forum; therefore, the heightened level of scrutin ... read more ››
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