Liberty Counsel Sues GuideStar Over SPLC “hate group” Label

On Wednesday, Liberty Counsel filed a federal lawsuit against GuideStar over the group’s decision to designate Liberty Counsel as a “hate group” on their website.

The lawsuit charges that GuideStar’s actions violated the Lanham Act, a federal statute that prohibits false and misleading statements that create harm for businesses or organizations. GuideStar is also charged with state law violations of Interference with Business Expectancy and Defamation. Liberty Counsel is seeking a permanent injunction, damages, and attorney’s fees and costs.