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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:39 AM

Donald Trump threatens $25 million lawsuit over Macy's protest

Source: Yahoo


LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Donald Trump is apparently in a suing mood lately.

Not only has Trump filed suit against comedian Bill Maher after Maher jokingly suggested that Trump was spawned from sex between a human and an orangutan, the "Apprentice" host/media fixture is threatening to sue the organizer of a boycott asking that Macy's sever its ties with Trump.

Trump's attorney, Alan Garten, has sent a letter to Angelo Carusone, who launched an online petition urging Macy's to drop Trump, saying that Trump will sue Carusone for damages "not less than $25,000,000" if he continues his campaign.

"While you claim to be merely exercising or right to free speech, your egregious, pre-meditated and illegal conduct far exceeds anything protected by the Constitution," the letter, dated December 27, reads. "Rather than simply engage in lawful protest, you have apparently made it your mission to interfere with and intentionally disrupt Mr. Trump's longstanding and well-established business relationship with Macy's as well as his contractual dealings with other third parties through mob-like bullying and coercion."

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/donald-trump-threatens-25-million-lawsuit-over-macys-004330340.html



The voice of the modern GOP, kids.

Nice to see Republicans are standing by their pledge to crack down on all those frivolous lawsuits that are clogging our courts.

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Reply Donald Trump threatens $25 million lawsuit over Macy's protest (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Feb 2013 OP
Jamaal510 Feb 2013 #1
SkyDaddy7 Feb 2013 #11
BainsBane Feb 2013 #2
NYC Liberal Feb 2013 #3
davidpdx Feb 2013 #4
davidpdx Feb 2013 #5
bitchkitty Feb 2013 #6
davidpdx Feb 2013 #7
DLnyc Feb 2013 #25
NaturalHigh Feb 2013 #8
secondwind Feb 2013 #9
The Wizard Feb 2013 #10
6000eliot Feb 2013 #12
onehandle Feb 2013 #13
Laelth Feb 2013 #14
Brother Buzz Feb 2013 #24
cartach Feb 2013 #15
Conium Feb 2013 #16
Kingofalldems Feb 2013 #17
emulatorloo Feb 2013 #28
lonestarnot Feb 2013 #18
truthisfreedom Feb 2013 #19
Myrina Feb 2013 #20
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #21
marble falls Feb 2013 #22
warrior1 Feb 2013 #23
Shrike47 Feb 2013 #26
demwing Feb 2013 #27
RudynJack Feb 2013 #29
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #30
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #31
Delmette Feb 2013 #32
City Lights Feb 2013 #33
trailmonkee Feb 2013 #34
BlueStater Feb 2013 #35

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:58 AM

1. For real?

Don't people have the right to boycott against something they don't like in this country? I thought Republicans were all about "freedom".

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:28 AM

11. Trump is simply trying to....

SCARE the organization to stop exercising their right to lobby a company to do what a lot of people obviously want done. I am sure this is how Trump bullied his way through business as well...Once you reach a certain net worth you can simply crush most of your competitors via law suits. Most of the time Trump does not have to worry about winning because the cost of trying to defend the law suit will be enough to crush them & give Trump everything he wants.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:35 AM

2. Trump is a moron

He wants to sue because people are exercising their First Amendment rights?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:47 AM

3. Posting a petition is illegal now?

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:51 AM

4. "The Orangutan" is threatening civil action, my guess is for slander

though I haven't seen the suit. I say let him beat on his chest all he wants it doesn't mean he's going to get his way.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:00 AM

5. Please post the petition

I haven't signed it yet, and I'm sure there are other people who would like to. I hope they get to 750,000.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:29 AM

6. Here you go:

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:38 AM

7. Thanks

I also posted it on Facebook.

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:54 PM

25. Signed it

call your lawsuit and raise you one signature!

Jerk.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:45 AM

8. No way this succeeds.

If, by some chance, this isn't thrown out of court, no jury will ever find for Trump.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:11 AM

9. Signed. K&R

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:13 AM

10. Has anyone ever

been so full of themselves? And a shyster too.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:31 AM

12. Somebody needs to organize one to get NBC to take his stupid show off the air, too.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:00 AM

13. Somebody start a White House petition too...

Calling for the half-beast to habitated back to his native congress of orangutans.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:16 AM

14. Intentional interference with a beneficial busness relationship ...

... is an actionable tort in many states, i.e. Mr. Trump may have a valid claim.

I am afraid this is not "the voice of the modern GOP" so much as it is the voice of pretty-well established law. btw, I am no fan of Mr. Trump.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:13 PM

24. How do you define intentional interference?

Certainly launching an online petitions doesn't rise to that level. Now on the other hand, a bunch of thugs blocking Trump's limousine trying to deliver a load of crappy ties or 'signature' dress shirts made in China to the Macy's loading dock is another story and might just be actionable.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:29 AM

15. Is that a picture of him?

Or his mother or father?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:53 AM

16. Discovery should be interesting

Trump is setting himself up. Wait till the court-ordered DNA tests come back!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:54 AM

17. Publicity stunt for his TV 'show'

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:28 PM

28. Yep,total attention whore looking for ratings.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:03 AM

18. Truth is a defense in any matter! Where's the DNA test! I demand a DNA test!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:12 AM

19. Trupm is trying to litigate his way back into reality.

And I spelled it correctly. Trupm.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:31 AM

20. That man is the poster child for 'frivolous lawsuits'.

I do hope the GOP calls him on it, but I'm not going to hold my breath because, of course, he'd threaten to sue them for criticising him.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:16 AM

21. Oh, good. 'The Donald' thinks asking a store to fire somebody violates free speech. I

signed that petition. Maybe he can file suit against everybody in the country.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:26 AM

22. If one million folks started one million petitions on Trump, we could cripple the little chimp ....

with writer's cramp from signing his name on all those $25M lawsuits he'd file.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:43 AM

23. freedom of speech

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:17 PM

26. Can human-chimpanzee hybrids sue in American courts?

I'm not sure Trump has the legal capacity to sue.

It's all an effort to attract attention, anyway.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:43 PM

27. Oh yeah? Well I threaten a $25 million lawsuit over Donald Trump's hair thing

whatever it is, he probably ought to have a license for it, and keep it securely on a leash so it doesn't attack anyone.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:36 PM

29. Then

The Dixie Chicks should've sued FreeRepublic.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:08 PM

30. Trump should sue his hair

It's long over due.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:12 PM

31. Just like his dad

throwing his poop all over the place.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:24 PM

32. Then what?

Will he sue everyone who willingly signed the petition? And Macy's for not renewing the contract because of poor sales? He is a self centered jerk.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:29 PM

33. Gawd he whines a lot!

Wah wah wah wah wah wah wah

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:34 PM

34. Trump threatened to sue me for putting the toilet paper roll on backwards...

..how does he even find that out?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:09 AM

35. "Waah!!! Someone pay attention to me!!!" N/T

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