Judge, citing Trump's 'repeated public statements,' orders anonymous jury in defamation suit trial
A New York judge has cited former President Donald Trump's “repeated public statements” among reasons why a jury will be anonymous when it considers damages stemming from a defamation lawsuit by a writer who says Trump sexually abused her in the 1990s.
Appeals panel questions why 'presidential immunity' argument wasn't pursued years ago in Trump case
A federal appeals panel wants to know why lawyers for former President Donald Trump didn't try years ago to deflect a defamation lawsuit from a woman who accused him of sexual assault with a presidential immunity claim.
Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyer fails to hurt credibility of the government's star witness at fraud trial
Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyer did little to dent the credibility of the government’s key witness in the former crypto mogul’s fraud trial Thursday, meandering through a cross-examination of Caroline Ellison that at times left even the judge puzzled and impatient.
Appeals court to quickly consider Trump's presidential immunity claim in sex abuse case
A federal appeals court plans to quickly consider former President Donald Trump's claim that presidential immunity protects him from a New York writer's assertion that he defamed her by saying she fabricated her claim that he sexually attacked her in the 1990s.
Jailed Sam Bankman-Fried can't prepare for trial without vegan diet and adequate meds, lawyers say
Defense lawyers say FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried can't adequately prepare for trial in six weeks while in jail without proper access to computers, necessary medications to help him concentrate, and a better diet than bread, water and peanut butter.
Judge won't delay Trump's defamation claims trial, calling the ex-president's appeal frivolous
A New York federal judge has expressed growing impatience with what he calls ex-President Donald Trump's “repeated efforts to delay” a defamation lawsuit, saying he won't stop a January trial for the “frivolous appeal” of one of his rulings.
Judge upholds the $5 million jury verdict against Trump in a writer's sex abuse and defamation case
A federal judge has upheld a $5 million jury verdict against Donald Trump, rejecting the ex-president's claim the jury vindicated him by failing to conclude he raped a columnist in a New York department store in the 1990s.
With Sam Bankman-Fried looking on, judge seems skeptical of request to reject criminal fraud charges
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyers encountered a skeptical federal judge when they argued that he should toss out criminal fraud charges their client faces after the collapse of his cryptocurrency business.
NY jury will have wide latitude to decide civil Trump claims
The jury hearing a columnist's claims that she was raped by Donald Trump in the 1990s is likely to have wide latitude in deciding the merits of the civil allegations against the former president when it begins deliberations as early as Tuesday.
Jury sides with Constellation in Corona hard seltzer case
In a case that hinged on the definition of “beer,” a federal jury has ruled that Constellation Brands can continue to sell Corona and Modelo hard seltzers in the U.S. Anheuser-Busch InBev and its Mexican subsidiary, Grupo Modelo, sued Constellation in 2021.
Judge suggests jail to limit FTX founder's communications
A federal judge is showing growing impatience with FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's use of the internet while on bail, suggesting that incarceration might eventually be the most effective way to prevent him from communicating on electronic devices in ways that can’t be traced.
Prince Andrew effort to toss sex assault suit hits roadblock
A judge appears mostly dismissive of arguments by a lawyer for Prince Andrew who wants to win fast rejection of a lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was sexually trafficked to the royal by the millionaire Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17.
Prince Andrew: Accuser cannot sue because she isn't in US
Lawyers for Prince Andrew say a lawsuit by an American who claims he sexually abused her when she was 17 may need to be thrown out because she no longer lives in the U.S. The lawyers said in a Manhattan federal court filing Tuesday that they've recently discovered that Virginia Giuffre has lived in Australia all but two of the last 19 years.
4 men convicted in 1993 WTC bombing have had sentences cut
In the last year, four men implicated in the 1993 bombing have won reductions to their sentences after one part of their convictions was dropped to be consistent with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Nidal Ayyad, 53, Mohammad A. Salameh, 53, and Mahmud Abouhalima, 61, could be freed if they each live to be 100. AdThe bombers who had their sentences reduced were arrested in the intense FBI probe that followed the blast. In a 2012 memorandum, Duffy called Yousef “a cold-blooded killer, completely devoid of conscience.”AdIn a second trial, he was convicted as the mastermind of the 1993 bombing. Eyad Ismoil, 49, also convicted in the 1993 attack, is serving a 210-year sentence.
Judge: US can't replace Trump in columnist's slander suit
NEW YORK – A federal judge on Tuesday denied President Donald Trump's request that he be replaced as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. The decision by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan came after the Justice Department argued that the United States — and by extension U.S. taxpayers — should replace Trump as the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the columnist E. Jean Carroll. The judge ruled that a law protecting federal employees from being sued individually for things they do within the scope of their employment didn't apply to a president. Trump said Carroll was “totally lying” to sell a memoir and that he’d never met her, though a 1987 photo showed them and their then-spouses at a social event. The Associated Press does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted unless they come forward publicly, as Carroll has done.
Trump rape accuser 'stunned' at DOJ no-show at court hearing
E. Jean Carroll, who says President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse following a hearing in her defamation lawsuit against Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in New York. “I’m stunned, stunned, and actually speechless, which is unusual,” Carroll told reporters outside the courthouse. A request for comment to the Justice Department wasn't immediately returned. Justice Department attorneys have said Trump had to respond in June 2019 to accusations Carroll made against him in a book because the claims related to his fitness for office. The Associated Press does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted unless they come forward publicly.