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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 ... read more ››

Federal Court: MTA Violated Pamela Geller's First Amendment Rights and Must Pay as a Result
July 20, 2015

New York, NY (July 20, 2015) — On Thursday of last week, the federal court hearing the case against the New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for illegally refusing to display an anti-jihad advertisement granted the plaintiffs, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and their non-profit organization, American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), partial summary judgment and ordered the MTA to pay nominal damages.  The court’s finding of liability and award of damages also opens the door for Geller and her co-plaintiffs to recover their legal fees and costs from the City’s transit authority.  The controversial anti-jihad ad, referred to in the case as the “Hamas Killing Jews” advertisement, ... read more ››

Wealthy Kings Point Sassouni Family Sued for Fraud
July 13, 2015
- Summons and Complaint Filed

            Kings Point, New York (July 13, 2015) — Last Wednesday, the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C., filed a lawsuit on behalf of Greek-American businessman, Photios Cougentakis, alleging that Sayeh Sassouni, who lives at 34 Hemlock Drive in Kings Point, conspired with her father and mother, Nejatollah and Susan Sassouni, also Kings Point residents, to fraudulently convey her home to avoid foreclosure.  The lawsuit, entitled Photios Cougentakis v. Sayeh Sassuoni, TOLA New York Enterprises Inc., Nejatollah Sassouni, and Susan Sassouni, et al., Index No. 604439, was filed in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of Nassau County ... read more ››

Ronald Reaganís Legacy Preserved: David Yerushalmi Wins Favorable Settlement in Trademark Battle over Famous Slogan
August 05, 2013

Washington, D.C. (August 5, 2013) — Attorney David Yerushalmi has negotiated a settlement agreement to end a federal lawsuit filed last year concerning the use of the well-known slogan, “Peace through Strength,” which was popularized by President Ronald Reagan as he led America to victory in the Cold War.  

The American Security Council ... read more ››

City of Dearborn Apologizes for Arresting Christians at 2010 Arab Festival; Settlement Reached in Lawsuit
May 09, 2013

Detroit, Michigan (May 6, 2013) — After more than two years of intense motion practice and discovery, the City of Dearborn has agreed to enter into a settlement that includes a public apology for arresting several Christian missionaries who were peacefully preaching to Muslims at the Dearborn Arab International Festival in 2010.  David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), a national nonprofit Judeo-Christian law firm, is representing Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, and Paul Rezkalla, who were thrown in jail on June 18, 2010, and charged with “breach of the peace” for their free speech activity. 

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