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(130,470 posts)
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 05:59 AM Feb 24

Trump asks judge to delay enforcing $83M verdict in Carroll lawsuit

Source: The Hill

02/23/24 8:18 PM ET

Former President Trump’s lawyers asked a New York judge Friday to pause the verdict that would require him to pay columnist E. Jean Carroll more than $80 million for defamation, arguing his appeal would likely reduce or dismiss the case entirely.

In a court filing, the lawyers asked Judge Lewis A. Kaplan to suspend enforcement of the fines until a month after Trump’s post-trial motions — which are due by March 7 — are considered. Otherwise, according to the court documents, they asked for a partial stay, which would only require Trump to post bond for a fraction of the fees.

The request comes after the former president was ordered to pay $83.3 million earlier this month for defaming Carroll in 2019, after he repeatedly denied her sexual assault allegations. Trump was found liable for sexual battery and defamation in May. The latest fine marks the second time the former columnist has won damages from Trump at trial. Last year, the former president was ordered to pay $5 million to Carroll for defaming her over a separate comment.

Carroll celebrated the verdict, calling it a “win” and a “great victory.” “This is a great victory for every woman who stands up when she’s been knocked down, and a huge defeat for every bully who has tried to keep a woman down,” she said.

Read more: https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4486185-trump-asks-judge-to-delay-enforcing-83m-carroll-verdict/

Link to court filing (PDF) - https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.543790/gov.uscourts.nysd.543790.287.0.pdf
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Trump asks judge to delay enforcing $83M verdict in Carroll lawsuit (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Feb 24 OP
A leading presidential candiate, owing millions of dollars is dangerous. C Moon Feb 24 #1
More delays from Trump! riversedge Feb 24 #2
I've got an idea liberalgunwilltravel Feb 24 #3
Trump's having difficulty finding the money ... VMA131Marine Feb 24 #4
Fork it over! GreenWave Feb 24 #5
Wait. I read that Trump had to already fork over $80mil, or post bond, to even start an appeal. FailureToCommunicate Feb 24 #6
The only thing I think he forked over (for certain) BumRushDaShow Feb 24 #8
I share your frustration moniss Feb 24 #9
Time for trump, a supposedly a mult. billionaire to start paying up. republianmushroom Feb 24 #7
Guess he's not Rebl2 Feb 24 #10
Take a page from Judge Engoron's book Bayard Feb 24 #11
Trump asks judge to delay his $83.3 million payout to E. Jean Carroll LetMyPeopleVote Feb 24 #12
"I suspect that TFG will be filing bankruptcy soon." BumRushDaShow Feb 24 #13
This will be a personal filing and not a filing by one of his companies LetMyPeopleVote Feb 24 #14
I wouldn't be surprised by that BumRushDaShow Feb 24 #15
I am truly tired of looking at his fat head, Conjuay Feb 24 #17
This is a pro forma request that's likely to be granted Prairie Gates Feb 24 #16
It wasn't. BumRushDaShow Feb 25 #18


(14,050 posts)
6. Wait. I read that Trump had to already fork over $80mil, or post bond, to even start an appeal.
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 11:40 AM
Feb 24

Hasn't that actually happened?


(130,470 posts)
8. The only thing I think he forked over (for certain)
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 01:38 PM
Feb 24
was $5+ million for the first judgement.

There has been a lot of huffing and puffing about "appeals" but I don't think one has actually been filed yet for the $83 million - thus the request to "delay the verdict". I think the clock on that is coming up (verdict was handed down January 26, 2024).


(4,274 posts)
9. I share your frustration
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 01:48 PM
Feb 24

with the talking head "experts" giving out misinformation about how things can go post judgement. There are specific legal strategies to delay and contest bond amounts, appeals of denials of those motions, requests for stays pending appeal of those motions to modify the bond requirements etc. Some of this can resolve quickly or it can be dragged out on a busy court calendar. But there were ones claiming he had to pony up bond for the full amount, or full amount plus interest, or the full judgement amount if he couldn't bond, or the full amount plus interest. "Experts" were hollering this all had to happen within 15 days or else the lawyers could move to seize assets. So we're well beyond 15 days and now what? More legal filings etc. I said at the time I was curious as to what the legal procedures really allowed for in requesting modifications of appellate and bond requirements. Just like with the NY case I want to know about specific steps and timelines for the legal filings post judgement, during the 30 day window for appeal and after a default of the appeal period window.


(146,254 posts)
12. Trump asks judge to delay his $83.3 million payout to E. Jean Carroll
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 06:55 PM
Feb 24

TFG does not have the cash to bond this claim. I suspect that TFG will be filing bankruptcy soon. It makes no sense to file a bond for Carroll if TFG is going to have to file bankruptcy anyway due to the NY AG civil fraud judgment.


Former President Donald Trump is asking New York Judge Lewis Kaplan for more time before he has to pay up the $83.3 million civil judgment to columnist E. Jean Carroll.

"Trump wants a stay of the execution of judgment in Carroll until after resolution of his post-trial motions," reported Politico legal analyst Erica Orden. "In other words, he is asking Judge Kaplan to let him hold off on paying the $83.3M judgment until after his post-trial motions are decided."

Carroll, a writer, alleges that the former president raped her in a Manhattan department store in the late 1990s, although she doesn't recall the exact date. Trump has responded by saying that he doesn't know who Carroll is and that she is fabricating the accusation in order to sell books......

All of this comes on top of Trump facing a separate $350 million judgment, plus interest, for civil fraud in a case successfully litigated by New York Attorney General Letitia James. In that case, Judge Arthur Engoron found that Trump and his two adult sons, with the assistance of their longtime chief accountant Allen Weisselberg, systematically lied about the values of Trump Organization properties in order to manipulate tax liabilities and loan conditions.

The filing by Habba was really fun to read


(130,470 posts)
13. "I suspect that TFG will be filing bankruptcy soon."
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 06:59 PM
Feb 24

It's not like he hasn't filed for bankruptcy for some of his various and sundry companies 6 times before.


(146,254 posts)
14. This will be a personal filing and not a filing by one of his companies
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 07:04 PM
Feb 24

Only a personal filing will protect his assets from being subject to levy

This will be fun to watch


(130,470 posts)
15. I wouldn't be surprised by that
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 07:17 PM
Feb 24

but the judgement was against his brand-named organization, although we know that he supposedly can't try to file bankruptcy to evade the judgement (we have been watching Alex Jones try to do that vs Ghouliani who is doing a personal bankruptcy).


(1,458 posts)
17. I am truly tired of looking at his fat head,
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 08:41 PM
Feb 24

but even more than that I am so very tired at looking at his fucking thumbs.
Stick them both up your nose, starting from your rectum!

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