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BumRushDaShow

(130,695 posts)
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 02:19 PM Feb 2024

Donald Trump's Legal Request in E. Jean Carroll Case Rejected by Judge

Source: Newsweek

Published Feb 25, 2024 at 9:29 AM EST | Updated Feb 25, 2024 at 10:55 AM EST


The judge who oversaw Donald Trump's E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit has rejected the former president's bid to delay paying damages.

Trump's lawyer, Alina Habba, filed a motion on Friday urging Judge Lewis Kaplan to pause the former president's obligation to pay Carroll $83.3 million for statements made in 2019.

In a memorandum filed in court, Habba wrote that Kaplan should stay the judgment until at least 30 days after "forthcoming post-trial motions, which will be filed no later than March 7." She also said in a statement emailed to Newsweek: "The figure awarded to Ms. Carroll is egregiously excessive. The Court must exercise its authority to prevent... this absurd judgment, which will not withstand appeal."

But in a court filing dated February 24, Judge Kaplan denied the request, writing: "The Court declines to grant any stay, much less an unsecured stay, without first having afforded plaintiff a meaningful opportunity to be heard."

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-e-jean-carroll-delay-payment-rejected-judge-kaplan-1873136



Reference - https://www.democraticunderground.com/10143199225

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Donald Trump's Legal Request in E. Jean Carroll Case Rejected by Judge (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 OP
Judges on Trump cases should have a collection of rubber stamps Ocelot II Feb 2024 #1
How about mobeau69 Feb 2024 #4
Not a Rubber Stamp. They need one of these maxrandb Feb 2024 #18
Tic-Tock the clock is running, sick fuck. mobeau69 Feb 2024 #2
Add a million every time he says her name or complains. Please. twodogsbarking Feb 2024 #3
Judge: plus it'll be another 83 million if he doesn't keep his pie-hole shut about Ms. Caroll Walleye Feb 2024 #5
He hasn't fired Habba yet? ificandream Feb 2024 #6
She won't leave SallyHemmings Feb 2024 #19
Next might be an appeal of the denial moniss Feb 2024 #7
Might? This will go all the way to scotus if they can get a stay getagrip_already Feb 2024 #9
This is not the criminal case moniss Feb 2024 #17
Good republianmushroom Feb 2024 #8
Here is the letter from Judge Kaplan to TFG's counsel LetMyPeopleVote Feb 2024 #10
Thanks! BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 #11
Awesome news! Put the $83 million + interest in escrow and then file your frivolous motions. n/t iluvtennis Feb 2024 #12
Is there interest building up on that one too? Think. Again. Feb 2024 #13
I'm wondering if federal court filing fees might be too low? LiberalFighter Feb 2024 #14
"The figure awarded to Ms. Carroll is egregiously excessive" LudwigPastorius Feb 2024 #15
Laughing at this part of the story ... ificandream Feb 2024 #16
I wonder how much Trumps lawyers are raking in?? riversedge Feb 26 #20

Ocelot II

(116,187 posts)
1. Judges on Trump cases should have a collection of rubber stamps
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 02:23 PM
Feb 2024

that say things like NOT JUST NO BUT HELL NO and ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? so they don't have to write out all those orders denying whatever bullshit he asks for.

moniss

(4,274 posts)
7. Next might be an appeal of the denial
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 02:46 PM
Feb 2024

and request to stay the payment until the appeal is heard. It may be that he is trying to stall until he can gain control of the bank account of the RNC and have that cash and future contributions free up some money for him. I doubt the MAGATS would find anything wrong with him doing that.

If the appellate courts start rejecting his appeals of motion denials from the trial courts in a more timely manner we might see even more desperation from him. The big question is will the Saudis etc. bail him out? Putin is a little strapped for spare cash right now. I'm expecting the next 7 months to be over the top with election shenanigans, fake videos and news reports etc. and it could be that his plea to the foreign "helpers" will be on the order of "See how much I showed you after I left office? Help me win and I'll show you way more than that."

getagrip_already

(15,160 posts)
9. Might? This will go all the way to scotus if they can get a stay
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 03:12 PM
Feb 2024

His goal is not to pay a cent at all. Not to stand trial at all. No jail time at all.

He desperately wants to get to the election whole and untouched. If he wins, he can make all of this irrelevant.

If not, he won't stick around to find out.

moniss

(4,274 posts)
17. This is not the criminal case
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 08:43 PM
Feb 2024

it is the civil defamation case with E. Jean Carroll and is about the judgement already rendered and that specific appeal. My discussion is about the financial judgements and his strategy for that. The criminal trials are not what I was referencing. The financial cases going to the USC is doubtful and there is little to think the court will take an appeal on the financial cases. My use of the word might is about this specific case. They might use that step of appealing the denial of the motion or they may file a request for reconsideration with the trial court judge before that. See how the word "might" describes one of several possible avenues of action in a specific case rather than describing an overall philosophy?

ificandream

(9,463 posts)
16. Laughing at this part of the story ...
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 08:09 PM
Feb 2024
She also said in a statement emailed to Newsweek: "The figure awarded to Ms. Carroll is egregiously excessive. The Court must exercise its authority to prevent... this absurd judgment, which will not withstand appeal."


Excessive? We're talking Donald Trump here. He's not exactly a pauper.
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