- Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed the lawsuit Thursday over the foundation’s alleged “persistent illegal conduct” which occurred over “more than a decade.” The suit alleges that there was “extensive unlawful political coordination” with Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and alleged violations of “basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations.”
- Trump fired back on Twitter Thursday, blasting the lawsuit, and Schneiderman for “never” having “the guts” to bring the suit while he held the post.
- Underwood initiated a proceeding to dissolve the foundation under court supervision, and obtain restitution of $2.8 million, and additional penalties, according to the attorney general’s office.
- The suit also seeks to ban President Trump from future service as a director of a New York non-profit for 10 years, and ban Eric, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka from service for one year.
The New York state attorney general’s office on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation for alleged illegal conduct and “unlawful political coordination” to benefit personal and business interests, drawing a harsh Twitter rebuke from President Trump.
The suit was brought Thursday, following a months-long investigation led by “disgraced” – in Trump’s words – former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed the lawsuit Thursday over the foundation’s alleged “persistent illegal conduct” which occurred over “more than a decade.” The suit alleges that there was “extensive unlawful political coordination” with Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and alleged violations of “basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations.”
But the president fired back on Twitter Thursday, blasting the lawsuit, and Schneiderman for “never” having “the guts” to bring the suit while he held the post.
“The sleazy New York Democrats, and their now disgraced (and run out of town) A.G. Eric Scheiderman, are doing everything they can to sue me on a foundation that took in $18,800,000 and gave out to charity more money than it took in, $19,200,000. I won’t settle this case!” Trump tweeted.
“Scheiderman, who ran the Clinton campaign in New York, never had the guts to bring this ridiculous case, which lingered in their office for almost 2 years. Now he resigned his office in disgrace, and his disciples brought it when we would not settle,” Trump added, moments later.
- Trump called former ‘Apprentice’ contestant Summer Zervos sexual allegations ‘fiction’ and she sued him for defamation
( Daily Mail ) A judge ordered President Donald Trump to sit for a seven-hour deposition by Jan. 31, 2019, in a defamation case brought by former ‘Apprentice’ contestant Summer Zervos.
Trump’s legal team moved quickly to keep the deposition from becoming part of a wider inquiry on any allegations against the president.
Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz said he would try to block Zervos from asking the president questions about other women who have alleged they were harassed or sexually assaulted by the president.
Trump’s legal team had tried to get Zervos’ defamation lawsuit dismissed or delayed until after his presidency
During the 2016 election, Zervos accused Trump of rubbing his genitals against her in an incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007.
He called her allegations ‘fiction’ and she sued him for defamation.
Zervos’ lawyer, Mariann Wang, indicated she was interested in obtaining information from other women who have accused the president of inappropriate conduct.
Lawyers for each side were in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday to set deadlines for the case, which included depositions for Trump and Zervos.
After neither side could agree, the judge set a schedule.
Each side has until July 13 to make demand for documents and has to respond to such demands by October. They’re due back in court in September and the case is scheduled for trial sometime after June 7, 2019.
The deposition could last up to seven hours.
The president’s lawyers reminded the judge that Trump is a busy man with many demands on his time.
‘We will do our best to abide by those dates and deadlines,’ Kasowitz said, adding that ‘there are significant attendant duties that the president must perform,’ so he may need to ask for adjournments.
( Daily Caller ) Two companies controlled by Michael Avenatti have yet to pay the over $126,000 owed to a victim of sex discrimination case despite orders from a Washington state court, the victim’s lawyer told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Elizabeth Eno, a top-performing manager at Tully’s Coffee chain, was fired in July 2016 because she was pregnant, the court ruled last year, awarding her $120,000 from Tully’s two parent companies at the time: Global Baristas LLC and Global Baristas US, LLC.
But Eno has yet to see a single cent from the award, her attorney told TheDCNF on Thursday.
State records show that Global Baristas US, LLC is controlled by the similarly named Global Baristas LLC, which in turn is controlled by Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Utter Bulls***’ — Avenatti Denies ‘Political Interests’ Are Paying Him)
Avenatti claimed to know nothing about the money his companies apparently owe Eno. “I have no idea. I had nothing to do with the case,” Avenatti told TheDCNF on Thursday.
A judge ruled a summary order against the two companies in October 2017 to pay Eno $120,585 for wage losses, expectation damages, and pain and suffering related to her wrongful termination. Avenatti’s companies didn’t even send an attorney to court.
Democratic Party files suit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 election
- The Democratic National Committee sued the Trump campaign, the Russian government, Wikileaks on Friday, accusing them of conspiring to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.
- President Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner are among the defendants.
- The DNC says Russia found a “willing and active partner” in the Trump campaign to attack American democracy and defeat Hillary Clinton.
( CNBC ) The Democratic Party on Friday sued President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Russian government and the Wikileaks group, claiming a broad illegal conspiracy to help Trump win the 2016 election.
The multi-million-dollar lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court says that “In the Trump campaign, Russia found a willing and active partner in this effort” to mount “a brazen attack on American Democracy,” which included Russian infiltration of the Democratic Party computer network.
The Trump campaign, according to the lawsuit, “gleefully welcomed Russia’s help.”
The suit says that “preexisting relationships with Russia and Russian oligarchs” with Trump and Trump associates “provided fertile ground for [the] Russia-Trump conspiracy.”
The common purpose of the scheme, according to the Democratic National Committee, was to “bolster Trump and denigrate the Democratic Party nominee,” Hillary Clinton, while boosting the candidacy of Trump, “whose policies would benefit the Kremlin.”
Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said the party’s suit “is not partisan, it’s patriotic.”
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Maryland woman is now suing Facebook over the release of personal information that made her a target for political advertisements.
Marylander Lauren Price is taking Facebook to court with what she hopes will become a class action lawsuit over privacy data that ended up in the hands of political advertisers trying to influence votes.
It’s a hefty piece of litigation, as Price is suing on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated.
All others are the 50 million Facebook users who had information they did not give, used to target them for ads they did not want about candidates to influence their vote.
“This was a major breach of trust and I’m really sorry that this happened,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said while on CNN.
But Zuckerberg’s ‘mea culpa’ falls short, according to Price’s lead attorney.
“Mr. Zuckerberg’s statements [Wednesday] night on CNN were interesting, but they were more out of consequence than conscience,” John Yanchunis said.
(Meredith/CNN/CBS LA) – A California woman says she’s filing a racial discrimination lawsuit against Walmart.
Essie Grundy said she went to a Walmart in Perris, California to buy beauty products used by African Americans, only to discover they were locked behind glass doors
According to CBS Los Angeles, Grundy wanted a 49-cent comb, which was secured behind glass.
“I originally got the product from the Walmart in Riverside. It was such a good product, I wanted to introduce it to my older children,” Grundy told CBS LA. “They didn’t have any more at the original Walmart that I got it from, so I went to my neighborhood one, and that’s when I noticed all of the African American products was locked up under lock and key.”
Grundy, who is a mother of five children, said she feels like she, her family, and other African Americans are being treated like potential thieves and criminals.
She said she asked the manager to change the policy, but the manager refused, CBS LA reported.
Grundy’s attorney, Gloria Allred, is hoping to have a court injunction filed against Walmart and an apology issued by the company.
According to CBS LA, Walmart has “previously responded to such claims, which they say are false and offensive.” The company has pointed out that some products are targeted more frequently than others, like baby formula and razors.
ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTER MARIANA FLORES HIT BY CAR SUES UC SAN DIEGO, CITY OF SAN DIEGO AND STATE OF CALIFORNIA
- Mariana Flores’s lawyer asserted that the university planned, organized and knew the protest was happening for hours and did nothing to stop it.
- The complaint also lists the University of California Regents, the city and county of San Diego, the state of California, and the driver of the vehicle as defendants in the lawsuit.
( The College Fix ) Mariana Flores, a sophomore at UCSD, was demonstrating against Donald Trump’s victory on a busy San Diego freeway when a vehicle hit her. The accident crushed her pelvis, fractured her leg, and caused other serious injuries, reported The Guardian campus newspaper.
Flores, in her suit filed in late November, partly blames campus officials for her injury, arguing they should have stopped the protest before it got dangerous, according to news reports.
In an interview with The Guardian, Gene Sullivan, Flores’s lawyer, asserted that the university planned, organized and knew the protest was happening for hours and did nothing to stop it.
“According to Sullivan, not doing anything and failing to act is legally the same thing as supporting the protest,” the newspaper reported. “Sullivan further alleged that the protest was encouraged by people in positions of authority at the university, and that ‘if anyone that is in authority with the university – a [Residential Advisor] – says ‘let’s go,’ the university would be responsible.’”
The complaint also lists the University of California Regents, the city and county of San Diego, the state of California, and the driver of the vehicle as defendants in the lawsuit.
When asked about the lawsuit by the Los Angeles Times, Sullivan said “We think it’s a case of shared responsibility of the school, Maria and the driver, and we’re not saying that anybody is without fault or fault-free. We think other people bear some responsibility as well.”
In addition, Sullivan explained that if any person representing the university, even if that person is simply a Residential Advisor, encouraged students to go to the protest, then the university would bear responsibility.
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