News Jul 1, 2024

Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Files New Lawsuit to Enforce $2.8 Million Judgment Against Proud Boys

The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, alongside Paul, Weiss, filed a lawsuit on behalf of Washington’s Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church to enforce a $2.8 million judgment against the Proud Boys and its leaders.

Paul, Weiss and co-counsel secured the judgment for the historic Black church in June 2023 after members of the Proud Boys attacked the church during a “stop the steal” rally in December 2020.

The new lawsuit, filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, alleges that the Proud Boys and its leaders engaged in fraudulent activity to prevent the church from collecting the judgment, including terminating the Proud Boys entity and surrendering its trademark registration. Our client seeks declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as damages, to avoid any transfer of the Proud Boys trademark and to impose a lien on the trademark as the principal asset of the Proud Boys.