PHILADELPHIA – June 22, 2016 – The Middle East Forum announces a victory in federal court over the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
The Forum-funded fraud lawsuit against CAIR's national office that had been summarily dismissed by a federal district judge in 2010 was unanimously reversed yesterday by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, sending the case back for a full trial.
To read the decision, please click here.
Soon, a court of law will weigh evidence that CAIR defrauded hundreds of prospective clients in search of legal counsel.
Morris Days, a representative of CAIR's now defunct Maryland/Virginia chapter, took money from numerous CAIR clients in exchange for the promise of legal services. But Days was not an attorney, and was non-responsive to clients. He later admitted taking the money for personal enrichment.
The Appeals Court determined enough evidence exists to hold CAIR National liable, as Days was its agent.
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