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Sun Feb 25, 2024, 02:19 PM Feb 25

Donald Trump's Legal Request in E. Jean Carroll Case Rejected by Judge [View all]

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

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