Further Efforts to Block ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Thwarted

On September 9, 2010, Plaintiff Forras, a former firefighter, brought a class action lawsuit for damages, in the amount of $350,000,000.00, allegedly sustained by him and others as a result of the proposed development of a mosque and Islamic community center near Ground Zero.  The complaint named the developers of a mosque and Islamic cultural [...]

2017-11-07T12:39:16-06:00March 28th, 2013|Articles|

Judge Tosses Suit Against NYC Islamic Center (CBS News Video)

A judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit that tried to block an Islamic community center from opening near the World Trade Center site. The New York Times reports that a lawsuit brought by a former firefighter seeking to block construction of the center was tossed out. Timothy Brown had sought to reverse a [...]

2017-11-07T12:58:20-06:00July 11th, 2011|Articles|

Firefighter Loses Bid to Halt Building of Islamic Center

A New York City firefighter does not have standing to bring a lawsuit against the city seeking to block the construction of a controversial Islamic center near Ground Zero, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Paul Feinman ruled Friday. He found in Brown v. New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, 110334/10, that firefighter Timothy Brown, an early [...]

2017-11-07T13:01:12-06:00July 11th, 2011|Articles|

Feature: Scot at centre of ‘Ground Zero mosque’ battle

A young Scottish attorney is at the forefront of a bitter legal battle concerning the building of the controversial “Ground Zero mosque” in New York. Peter Reid, from Glasgow, is defending the Islamic leader behind the scheme, in a wrangle that has split America down the middle. […]

2017-11-07T13:02:14-06:00December 29th, 2010|Articles, Feature|