A judge had recently ordered Trump to sit for a deposition in the case by December 23. Cohen sued the Trump Organization in 2019 legal fees and saying that after he began cooperating with federal investigators. The company failed to fulfil its contractual obligations to him or pay his legal bills relating to his work for the firm.
Former President Donald Trump scored two big legal victories on Friday and avoided having to sit for a deposition in a defamation lawsuit after former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos agreed to drop her claims. New York judge granted Trump’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen against the Trump Organization.
A statement announcing Zervos was dropping her suit, her attorneys wrote, the parties have ended Zervos v. Trump. After five years, Ms. Zervos no longer wishes to litigate against the defendant and has secured the right to speak freely about her experience. Ms. Zervos stands by the allegations in her complaint and has accepted no compensation. He navigates numerous criminal investigations and business challenges linked to the Capitol riot on January 6.
In a statement announcing Zervos was dropping her suit attorneys wrote, Today the parties have ended Zervos v. Trump. After five years, Ms. Zervos no longer wishes to litigate against the defendant and has secured the right to speak freely about her experience. Ms. Zervos stands by the allegations in her complaint and has accepted no compensation. The former President said Trump has been totally vindicated. No additional details were available about the agreement or why Zervos decided to drop the lawsuit.
While we don’t know the circumstances of what happened in the Zervos case we can say that E. Jean Carroll has no intention of withdrawing her complaint against Donald Trump, Julie Fink , managing partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink, said in the statement. Trump has denied Carroll’s allegations. A federal appeals court will hear arguments in Carroll’s defamation suit in December. The Trump Organization and Mr. Cohen were proceeding pursuant to a joint defense at that time with respect to the Investigations and other matters, the lawsuit says. Cohen said the company had initially fulfilled its obligation paying $137,460 in October 2017 to the firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP, which initially represented him, a figure that amounted to half of the invoices he had received.
The Trump Organization then promised that the Trump presidential campaign would pay the remainder the following day. I think it’s a terrible decision by Justice Cohen based upon the fact that I was directed to handle the matters that I did at the direction of and for the benefit of Donald J Trump and the Trump Organization.