CASEKahle v. One Love Ministries

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Two atheists have falsely accused two Hawaii churches represented by Alliance Defending Freedom of defrauding the government in a lawsuit filed in state court. The lawsuit claims the churches committed fraud by paying substandard rent to the public schools in which they meet even though the school districts themselves agree that the churches have consistently paid all agreed-upon rents. The atheists, Mitchell Kahle and Holly Huber, filed their suit under the state’s False Claims Act. The law allows “whistleblowers” with inside information to expose fraudulent billing by government contractors; however, the lawsuit fails to cite a single instance in which the churches submitted a false statement to defraud the government. The existence of a false claim is a necessary element of a False Claims Act complaint. Kahle and Huber also fail to meet several other requirements of the law.
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ADF: Hawaii court should dismiss frivolous lawsuit against Oahu churches

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ADF: Hawaii court should dismiss frivolous lawsuit against Oahu churches

ADF attorneys available to media after oral arguments

May 18, 2017 Read More

Oahu churches seek dismissal of atheist lawsuit

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Oahu churches seek dismissal of atheist lawsuit

ADF attorneys file appeal to have baseless legal attack thrown out of court

Dec 09, 2014 Read More

Court guts renewed lawsuit against Oahu churches

Religious Freedom

Court guts renewed lawsuit against Oahu churches

ADF official comment

May 27, 2014 Read More

ADF to Hawaii court: Dismiss renewed attack on churches

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ADF to Hawaii court: Dismiss renewed attack on churches

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys available to media following hearing

May 23, 2014 Read More

ADF asks court to dismiss renewed attack on Hawaii churches

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ADF asks court to dismiss renewed attack on Hawaii churches

Atheists again falsely accuse Oahu congregations of fraud for paying agreed-upon rent for use of school buildings

Apr 07, 2014 Read More

ADF will continue vigorous defense of Hawaii churches

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ADF will continue vigorous defense of Hawaii churches

ADF official comment

Feb 13, 2014 Read More

Hawaii churches prevail against atheists’ baseless lawsuit

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Hawaii churches prevail against atheists’ baseless lawsuit

Court dismisses suit against congregations that paid agreed-upon rent for use of school buildings

Jan 10, 2014 Read More

Hawaii churches in court Thursday to seek dismissal of atheists’ baseless lawsuit

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Hawaii churches in court Thursday to seek dismissal of atheists’ baseless lawsuit

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys available to media following hearing

Dec 18, 2013 Read More

Hawaii churches ask court to dismiss atheists’ baseless lawsuit

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Hawaii churches ask court to dismiss atheists’ baseless lawsuit

Alliance Defending Freedom represents two congregations sued for paying agreed-upon rent for use of school buildings

Oct 10, 2013 Read More
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https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/kahle-v.-one-love-ministries/kahle-v-one-love-ministries---notice-of-setting-for-oral-argument.pdf?sfvrsn=4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/kahle-v.-one-love-ministries/kahle-v-one-love-ministries---notice-of-appeal.pdf?sfvrsn=8https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/kahle-v.-one-love-ministries/kahle-v-one-love-ministries---motion-to-dismiss-and-brief-in-support.pdf?sfvrsn=6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/kahle-v.-one-love-ministries/kahle-v-one-love-ministries---amended-complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=8https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/kahle-v.-one-love-ministries/kahle-v-one-love-ministries---dismissal-order-for-two-oahu-churches.pdf?sfvrsn=6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/kahle-v.-one-love-ministries/kahle-v-one-love-ministries---opposition-to-motion-to-dismiss.pdf?sfvrsn=6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/kahle-v.-one-love-ministries/kahle-v-one-love-ministries---motion-to-dismiss.pdf?sfvrsn=6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/kahle-v.-one-love-ministries/kahle-v-one-love-ministries---complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=6
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Trial Court
Notice of setting for oral argument Apr 21 2017
Trial Court
Notice of appeal Dec 05 2014
Trial Court
Motion to dismiss and brief in support Apr 01 2014
Trial Court
Amended complaint Feb 20 2014
Trial Court
Dismissal order for two Oahu churches Jan 06 2014
Trial Court
Opposition to motion to dismiss Dec 11 2013
Trial Court
Motion to dismiss Oct 09 2013
Trial Court
Complaint Mar 22 2013

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