LivePrayer to File $100 Million Lawsuit Against Southern Poverty Law Center--May use SPLC Reasoning!
Bill Keller, the.....Evangelist and the founder of LivePrayer.com, with over 2.4 million subscribers worldwide reading the Daily Devotional he has written every morning for 13 years on the issues of the day from a Biblcial worldview, is planning to file a $100 million defamation lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling him and his ministry as a "hate group."
In an exclusive interview, Keller said, "The sad shooting the other day at the Family Research Council by a man who supports the radical homosexual agenda, was clearly fueled by the left wing group, the Southern Poverty Law Center.
... Keller said that if the Southern Poverty Law Center does not take his name and his ministry off of their 'hate map' in the next 72 hours, his attorneys will be filing a $100 million dollar defamation suit in Federal Court against the organization.
As told in an exclusive interview on NOM's blog (National Organization for Marriage)
A blogger at Free Republic posted a legal rationale for the litigation and in lay terms this would seem to apply to the Family Research Council since they were the actual victims but than that's just lay terms and we here at Public Advocate have to see the actual suit.
Legal Rationale in Lay Terms (not legal terms) from the SPLC Site.
The doctrine of vicarious liability . . .
20+ years ago the SPLC won a civil law suit against Tom Metzger, his son, and his white supremacist group. The suit was on behalf of a victim of a vicious murder by skinheads of a defenseless black man.
"Using the doctrine of vicarious liability, plaintiffs' attorneys argued that the Metzgers should be found liable for intentionally inciting the skinheads to engage in violent confrontations with minorities. A jury agreed, returning a record $12.5 million verdict against the Metzgers and WAR. Tom Metzger was personally responsible for $5.5 million of that sum."
the blogger linked to the SPLC site where this is detailed