Judge throws out Trump’s lawsuit against NY Times and orders him to pay all legal fees
A New York judge has dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit The New York Times, and directed the former president to pay all attorneys’ fees, legal fees and related costs.
Trump card filed the lawsuit in 2021which alleges that the newspaper, three of its reporters and his niece Mary Trump engaged in an “insidious conspiracy” to obtain his private records a Pulitzer-winning story to his tax problems.
While the court dismissed Trump’s claims against the newspaper and its reporters, the claims were against the niece of the ex-president still have to be decided.
“The New York Times is pleased with the judge’s decision today,” a spokesman for the newspaper wrote in a statement to The Daily Beast. “It sets an important precedent, affirming that the press is protected when it routinely gathers news to obtain information vital to the public.”
The twice-indicted former president’s claims against the defendants “fail constitutionally,” New York Supreme Court Justice Robert R. Reed wrote in his ruling Wednesday afternoon, considering the newspaper’s news collection “the core of protected first.” Amendment activity.”
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Reed further ruled that Trump had failed to demonstrate unauthorized interference Just provided his niece with a burner phone to communicate about the records. The judge further said the ex-president failed to prove unjust enrichment or negligent supervision on the part of the ex-president Just or reporters Susanne Craig, David Barstow and Russell Buettner.
In the original lawsuit, Trump claimed that the Just worked with his niece to “smuggle paperwork out of her law firm and turn it over to the newspaper,” despite a confidentiality agreement she signed in 2001 during a family dispute. He further claimed that Craig, Barstow and Buettner were “motivated, at least in part, by their actual malice” to report the details in tax returns that he chose not to disclose.
After her uncle initially filed his lawsuit in September 2021, Mary Trump told The Daily Beast, “I think he’s a f***ing loser and he’s going to throw everything he can against the wall. It’s despair. The walls are getting closer and he throws everything that sticks against the wall. As always with Donald, he will try to change the subject.”
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