Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


(13,199 posts)
Fri May 31, 2024, 06:29 PM May 31

Lost in all the champagne corks flying... NY Court of Appeals grants Trump permission to sue Mary Trump.


NEW YORK (Reuters) -A New York state appeals court said Donald Trump can sue his niece Mary Trump for giving the New York Times information for its Pulitzer Prize-winning 2018 probe into his finances and his alleged effort to avoid taxes.

The Appellate Division in Manhattan found a "substantial" legal basis for Donald Trump to claim that his niece violated confidentiality provisions of a 2001 settlement over the estate of his father, Fred Trump Sr.

A five-judge panel said it was unclear whether Mary Trump's disclosures were subject to confidentiality, or how long both sides intended the provisions to remain in effect.
15 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies


(22,787 posts)
13. I was just about to suggest that she should have a Go Fund Me account
Fri May 31, 2024, 09:12 PM
May 31

to cover the legal fees. Donald likes to break people financially with endless litigation until they give up and he wins.

So, donations to a Mary Trump fund would help her pay for good attorneys and stay in the fight to defeat him. I'm sure that a lot of DUers would contribute. I would.

So if anyone sees one on social media, please post a link to it here.


(2,371 posts)
3. Lost in the corks flying?
Fri May 31, 2024, 06:32 PM
May 31

Sometimes posts here just floor me.

Have not seen this reported, but somehow there is a need to chastise people?


(13,199 posts)
6. Chastise?
Fri May 31, 2024, 06:36 PM
May 31

Let me explain exactly what I meant...

The new has been "Guilty on 34 Counts" non-stop for the last 24 hrs and for that reason... most of us and the rest of the planet missed the other news out of NY Courts.



(8,055 posts)
12. This news came out before the guilty verdict.
Fri May 31, 2024, 09:11 PM
May 31

Strange for you to belittle the historical nature of what occurred yesterday to bring up something that you personally didn't r read about when it happened.

Or maybe not so strange.


(52,130 posts)
4. He is just trying to get her to shut up.
Fri May 31, 2024, 06:34 PM
May 31

And to stop spilling the beans about him.

It is unlikely she has the $100 million he wants.

marble falls

(59,532 posts)
5. Being allowed to is not the same as pulling it off. There have already been limits to how much he can ...
Fri May 31, 2024, 06:35 PM
May 31

... be awarded IF he prevails. I believe it was like $10,000 (?).

When I was in Akron, I was wanting to sue someone for a slander that cost me a job opportunity, that was provably false. I went to my bulldog attorney who told me I had a case but that the award could be as low as the "lowest coin of the realm).

marble falls

(59,532 posts)
10. I think it's even money, but leaning to letting it die. He hasn't followed through much on his threats of lawsuits ...
Fri May 31, 2024, 07:08 PM
May 31

...and the few he has, he didn't get far. The question is: if he had his tax dodge made confidential, does that mean IRS has to ignore the evidence? Doe he really want light shed on the agreement in court? She's got enough of his money to defend herself.


(8,316 posts)
8. This won't get far.
Fri May 31, 2024, 06:40 PM
May 31

As soon as he's required to testify, under oath, he'll back out.

And if he does testify he'll be eviscerated by her attorney, and he knows it.


(3,223 posts)
14. Hasn't he sued/threatened to sue her before?
Fri May 31, 2024, 10:55 PM
May 31

To quote Aerosmith, it's the same old song and dance. 🥱💤 😴


(21,355 posts)
15. The damage is already done.
Fri May 31, 2024, 10:59 PM
May 31

She showed just how his business committed fraud and when it was looked for, it was found in spades.

Too bad she was unable to sue him for the fraud he obviously committed against her.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Lost in all the champagne...