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Post by Slim Cognito » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:36 am

Just heard from my brother in Kansas City (Missouri). He retrieved this morning's paper expecting the big headline to be Trump Settles Lawsuit. He finally found the article on page 12.


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Post by Piffle » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:23 pm

Slim Cognito wrote:Just heard from my brother in Kansas City (Missouri). He retrieved this morning's paper expecting the big headline to be Trump Settles Lawsuit. He finally found the article on page 12.
Yanno, that really sucks. :cussing:



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Post by Addie » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:56 am

New York Times Editorial
Donald Trump and the Lawsuit Presidency

Donald Trump will take office as president facing a tsunami of litigation over his business practices and personal behavior. He may have settled the fraud suits involving Trump University, but at least 75 other lawsuits are underway against him or his companies, according to USA Today. Its investigation found more than 3,500 lawsuits over the past three decades, ranging from contract disputes to real estate battles to harassment and discrimination claims.

In short, Mr. Trump could find himself in a near-constant stream of court fights while he tries to focus on running the country. Even in advance of any decisions, there is a degree of poetic justice here, since the scorched-earth approach has long been standard practice for Mr. Trump; as a businessman, he thrived on no-holds-barred legal conflict and hauled out the heavy artillery for even minor disputes. Less than three weeks before the election, he threatened to sue at least 11 women who had recently come forward with allegations that he sexually assaulted them.

Now consider all the potential conflicts of interest if this litigiousness should come to, or from, the Oval Office. What happens if there is litigation involving a building he leases from the federal government? Or if the Internal Revenue Service — an executive-branch agency — recommends civil or criminal penalties based on an audit of Mr. Trump’s taxes?

The Trump University lawsuits — two class actions filed in a San Diego federal court and a state fraud case brought by the New York attorney general, representing about 7,000 plaintiffs in all — show that these conflicts would not be limited to the federal government. Court documents revealed a dishonest operation that was marketed as a way for regular people to make lots of money by following Mr. Trump’s “secrets” to real estate investing. ...

It is as if Mr. Trump views the courts as a casino: You win some and you lose some. But luckily for him, even when he loses, he wins: Most of the $25 million settlement will be a tax write-off.


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Post by Addie » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:59 am

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Canada's highest court upholds ruling that Donald Trump did mislead investors

A lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump and a real estate development firm misled investors, has been upheld by Canada's highest court.

Sarbjit Singh and Se Na Lee alleged they were sold units in Toronto's, Trump International Hotel, under false pretences.

The pair claimed they were misled to believe their investments would see returns ranging from 7.7 per cent to 20.9 per cent. Instead, they said they lost a combined C$1.2m (£732,810).

The Ontario Court of Appeal last year, sided with them in their case against Mr Trump, Talon International Development and former executives of that firm.

That decision was backed by The Supreme Court of Canada which upheld the lower court's ruling and refused to hear an appeal from the defendants.


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Post by bob » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:20 pm

WaPo: In ‘Apprentice’ defamation case, Trump will argue he is immune from lawsuits in state courts until he leaves office:
President Trump plans to argue that as president he is immune from all civil litigation filed in state court until he leaves office, a lawyer for the president wrote in a legal filing in New York this week in a case related to allegations that he sexually harassed a former contestant on the reality show “The Apprentice.”

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The Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that litigation against the president over conduct unrelated to his public office can proceed while he is in office. That ruling came as former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. However, the justices said courts should show deference in scheduling and other matters to the heavy burdens of the presidency.

Because of that deference, Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz wrote in a motion filed Monday that the Zervos case should be put on hold until the court can resolve the issue of whether Trump can be sued in state courts. He wrote that the issue was raised, but not decided, in the Paula Jones case, which involved a federal harassment suit.

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One of Jones's lawyers who successfully argued Clinton was not immune from such lawsuits was George T. Conway III, the husband to Trump aide Kellyanne Conway. Trump has nominated George Conway to lead the Justice Department's civil division.
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What goes around comes around. :point:


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Post by Sam the Centipede » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:07 am

bob wrote:WaPo: In ‘Apprentice’ defamation case, Trump will argue he is immune from lawsuits in state courts until he leaves office:
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The Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that litigation against the president over conduct unrelated to his public office can proceed while he is in office. That ruling came as former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. However, the justices said courts should show deference in scheduling and other matters to the heavy burdens of the presidency.

Because of that deference, Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz wrote in a motion filed Monday that the Zervos case should be put on hold until the court can resolve the issue of whether Trump can be sued in state courts. He wrote that the issue was raised, but not decided, in the Paula Jones case, which involved a federal harassment suit.
So is Kasowitz suggesting that the courts should schedule hearings for days when the weather isn't good for golf? :-)



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Post by RVInit » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:53 am

Does sitting in front of the tube watching cable or tweeting count as working? If not, we're good - the man's available.


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Post by Kendra » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:17 am

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show ... _fb_maddow
In the weeks leading up to the presidential election, nearly a dozen women came forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. The Republican denied each of the allegations and vowed to sue the women after the election.

Like so many of Trump’s claims, the promise turned out to be untrue, but that doesn’t mean the accusations are behind him. On the contrary, one of the women has now sued the president for defamation, and as USA Today reported, Trump’s attorneys have responded to the litigation by saying he should be immune from the lawsuit – because he’s too busy being president to be distracted by the case.



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Post by Addie » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:05 pm

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Trump University $25 million settlement approved

Thousands of former Trump University students will get most of their money back, with a judge on Friday approving a $25 million settlement.

"The settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable," Judge Gonzalo Curiel said in his decision.

Nearly 4,000 former students submitted claims and those who are eligible could get back about 90% of their money.

The settlement was agreed to last November, just 10 days after Donald Trump won the presidential election, but still needed court approval.


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Post by Chilidog » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:09 pm

Sam the Centipede wrote:
bob wrote:WaPo: In ‘Apprentice’ defamation case, Trump will argue he is immune from lawsuits in state courts until he leaves office:
:snippity:
The Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that litigation against the president over conduct unrelated to his public office can proceed while he is in office. That ruling came as former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. However, the justices said courts should show deference in scheduling and other matters to the heavy burdens of the presidency.

Because of that deference, Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz wrote in a motion filed Monday that the Zervos case should be put on hold until the court can resolve the issue of whether Trump can be sued in state courts. He wrote that the issue was raised, but not decided, in the Paula Jones case, which involved a federal harassment suit.
So is Kasowitz suggesting that the courts should schedule hearings for days when the weather isn't good for golf? :-)
If this is a valid argument, does that mean that Melania can't sue for divorce until he leaves office?


If she doesn't move into the White House for 6 months, does that satisfy NYs legal requirements for divorce?



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Post by Addie » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:57 pm

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Judge: Trump Incited Violence Against Protesters At Kentucky Rally

A federal judge in Kentucky is allowing a lawsuit by three protesters assaulted at a Donald Trump campaign rally last March to move forward, agreeing with the plaintiffs that Trump's call from the podium for his supporters to "get 'em out of here" incited rally-goers to physically attack them.

The three protesters have sued Trump for incitement, vicarious liability, negligence, gross negligence, and recklessness.

The opinion, from U.S. District Judge David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky, denied most of Trump's motion to dismiss the charges, saying that his angry demand for the removal of the protesters was "particularly reckless."

He cites testimony from one of the assailants—a known member of a white nationalist group—saying he began shoving the young African American woman protester after hearing Trump's call to "get them out."

Though Trump's lawyers argue his words were protected speech under the First Amendment, the court disagreed. "It is plausible that Trump’s direction to 'get ’em out of here' advocated the use of force," Judge Hale wrote. "It was an order, an instruction, a command...Trump’s statement at least implicitly encouraged the use of violence or lawless action.”


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Post by Dan1100 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:31 pm

I read the whole opinion.

Two things jump out at me.

One, Comrade Trump didn't allege that he was immune from suit, like he did in the case of the defamation case by the women who he felt up (or whatever pussy grabbing type activity she alleges he slanderously denied). Second, Comrade Trumps high priced NY lawyers apparently didn't know that Kentucky is a pure comparative negligence state with no assumption of the risk defense.


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Post by Fortinbras » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:42 pm

Trump repeatedly talked about how he, as President, would adjust the laws on defamation suits (which are primarily state, not federal, laws), ostensibly to facilitate his own lawsuits against his critics ... a campaign issue he tossed around to intimidate them.

But I would suggest that anyone who finds himself opposing DJT in a civil lawsuit should, as part of discovery, insist on seeing DJT's latest income tax returns - maybe the returns for more than only the latest year - either to assess his ability to pay damages or to evaluate whatever injuries Trump is claiming. Once Trump has to provide his income tax returns in court, funny how these things can leak out.



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And in Kentucky in March 2016, three protesters were physically assaulted at a Trump event – a known white nationalist helped initiate the confrontation – and the trio filed a lawsuit alleging that the Republican bears some responsibility for the violence. The president’s lawyers, not surprisingly, have tried to get the case thrown out, but as the Washington Post reported, a federal judge, citing Trump’s own public comments, has decided to allow the case to proceed.

Judge David J. Hale ruled against efforts by Trump’s attorneys to throw out a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters at a March 2016 campaign rally in Louisville.

At the rally, Trump repeatedly said “get ‘em out of here” before, according to the protesters, they were shoved and punched by his supporters. Trump’s attorneys sought to have the case dismissed on free speech grounds, arguing that he didn’t intend for his supporters to use force. But Hale noted that speech inciting violence is not protected by the First Amendment and ruled that there is plenty of evidence that the protesters’ injuries were a “direct and proximate result” of Trump’s words.

“It is plausible that Trump’s direction to ‘get ‘em out of here’ advocated the use of force,” Hale wrote. “It was an order, an instruction, a command…. Trump’s statement at least implicitly encouraged the use of violence or lawless action.”



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Post by bob » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:43 pm

WaPo: Trump Organization settles restaurant suit with chef José Andrés:
President Trump’s company and D.C. chef José Andrés have settled a nearly two-year-old legal dispute stemming from the chef’s decision to shelve plans to open a restaurant in Trump’s D.C. hotel following Trump’s controversial immigration rhetoric.

The Trump Organization, now run by Trump’s adult sons Donald Jr. and Eric, issued a joint statement with the chef’s firm, ThinkFoodGroup, Friday morning. Terms were not disclosed and spokespersons for both companies declined to comment.

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Trump famously says he never settles lawsuits although he has done so repeatedly, including when he agreed to pay a $25 million settlement to end fraud cases against his Trump University seminar program last fall. Trump has resigned from active positions with the company while in office, though he continues to own it.

The settlement ends a distraction for Trump that, two weeks before entering office, required him to sit for a legal deposition in Trump Tower. The Trump Organization made no comment on a similar suit with chef Geoffrey Zakarian. In that case, the court has scheduled a May hearing and an August mediation session.


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Trump settles lawsuit against celebrity chef

The Trump Organization has settled another lawsuit with a celebrity chef.

The company had sued Geoffrey Zakarian, a Food Network star, for breach of contract after he refused to open a restaurant in the Trump Organization’s new Washington, D.C. hotel. On Monday, lawyers announced that the suit had been settled, just days after a similar suit against Jose Andres was settled.

Both chefs pulled out of the hotel when, on the campaign trail in 2015, Mr. Trump made derogatory remarks about undocumented Mexican immigrants. Mr. Trump then sued both chefs for $10 million, which was met by an $8 million countersuit from Andres.

The details of both settlements are secret. “After an intense, two-year legal battle, we are pleased we were able to amicably resolve our differences and wish Geoffrey continued success,” read a statement from Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., who have taken control of the family business while their father is president.


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The president used to boast that he never settled (despite him actually settling several lawsuits). Now the resident's sons boast about their prowess at settling. :think:


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Trump claims he’s immune from lawsuit over inciting violence at rallies

President Trump's lawyers on Friday argued that the commander-in-chief is immune from civil lawsuits and cannot be sued for inciting violence during Trump rallies.

“Mr. Trump is immune from suit because he is President of the United States,” the attorneys wrote in a federal court filing in response to a lawsuit brought by three protesters, Politico reported.

The three plaintiffs allege that they were removed and roughed up by Trump supporters during a campaign rally in Louisville, Ky., in March 2016.

They seek damages from two Trump supporters, Trump's campaign and the president himself for allegedly inciting violence at the rally by shouting "get 'em out of here!” ...

According to Politico, a separate filing from a Trump supporter on Friday may also undermine the argument that Trump was not addressing the crowd when he shouted "get 'em out of here!”

Lawyers for Alvin Bamberger, a man seen pushing a young African-American woman during the rally, maintained that Bamberger acted "in response to — and inspired by — Trump and/or the Trump Campaign’s urging to remove the protesters.”


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May 1, 2017
Florida woman appeals Trump University settlement, delays payout to others

A Florida woman who was the only official objector to the $25 million deal to settle three Trump University lawsuits said Monday she would appeal the settlement, a move that could mean months of further litigation and delay any payout to others who sued.

The woman, Sheri B. Simpson, filed a formal notice of appeal with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The move was immediately criticized by the lawyer for the other 3,700 or so class members who are eligible to get up to 90 percent of what they spent on President Donald Trump’s defunct real estate success program and likely won’t be seeing money any time soon.

Gary Friedman, the lawyer for Simpson, said the appeal will be based on the argument that a San Diego federal judge who approved the settlement on March 31 erred because class members were not given a second chance to opt out of the case.

“The class members had a right to opt out of the settlement,” Friedman said. “The notice they received from the court promised them in no uncertain terms they had that right. Then, once the defendant got elected president it became inconvenient to honor that promise.”

Rather than take the more than $15,000 she would get under the terms of the settlement, Simpson wants to take the president to trial individually and try for an award four times that amount or more, Friedman said.

Lawyers for the class members said Simpson and her lawyer mischaracterized language that went out in the class notices, which — when read in the correct context — stated that participants would be able to opt out of receiving a portion of the settlement, not leave the case entirely. By staying in the case, Simpson is bound by the settlement, they argue.

Jason Forge, one of the main lawyers in the class-action suit and settlement, said that the decision to appeal is wrong and could hurt other members of the class who will have to wait to collect their money from Trump. <SNIP>
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Just so good:
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Response to @POTUS motion to dismiss lawsuit b/c of presidential immunity: "Trump has played golf 20 times…He has the time for a deposition"
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Ouch!!!!


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Donald Trump's actions 'frighten' and 'torment' Massachusetts woman, lawsuit alleges

Rossi Wade is taking President Donald Trump to court -- or at least she's trying to.

The Massachusetts resident is seeking "damages for violations of my First and Fourteenth Amendment rights for: discrimination, mental anguish and mental cruelty, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional damage and abuse of power."

What specifically did Trump do to this woman?

He ran for president -- and, to make matters worse, he won.

Wade claims she's been under a physician's care since the third week of Trump's presidential campaign in 2015. "After hearing the constant negativity, my depression set in," she wrote in the lawsuit filed in Quincy, Massachusetts. She continued:

"I have experienced loss of enjoyment of life, I have been tormented by the thought of him, [and] the sight and the sound of his voice frightens me, I am unable to sleep, focus or believe in a secure future for myself and daughter."
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Wade is seeking $1 billion in damages and a jury trial. Patch's Libon posted the lawsuit on Scribd; you can read it in full below.
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More than 100 lawsuits have been filed against President Donald Trump since he took office in January. Perhaps the most high-profile legal action zeroes in on the president's alleged contravention of the U.S. Constitution's Emoluments Clause, which forbids any federal office holder from accepting gifts or benefiting financially from a foreign state.
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Post by Whatever4 » Thu May 11, 2017 7:39 am

Dolly wrote:
Donald Trump's actions 'frighten' and 'torment' Massachusetts woman, lawsuit alleges
Hey, don't be dissing my lawsuit. :boxing:


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