Kindhearts v. Paulson et al.
[NDOH] KindHearts is an Islamic charity incorporated in Toledo, Ohio in 2002. The U.S. Treasury Department froze the assets of KindHearts on February 19, 2006 and accused the charity of being a progeny of the Hamas-affiliated Holy Land Foundation and the al-Qaeda-linked Global Relief Foundation. In October 2008, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Kindhearts. The lawsuit sought to lift a freeze order on the financial assets of the charity that had been frozen by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) while it investigated the charity's links to the terrorist group Hamas. A federal court has issued a restraining order barring the government from designating the charity as a terrorist organization while a lawsuit to unfreeze its assets is pending.