Judge Dismisses Donald Trump’s Lawsuit Against New York Times, Orders Former President To Pay Attorney’s Fees And Costs

dismissed by a judge Donald Trumplawsuit against new York Times and three journalists who published a 2018 piece on his tax plans.

New York Supreme Court Justice, Robert R. Reed also ordered the former president to pay the Times’ legal costs, finding that the state’s anti-SLAPP law applies. That law is designed to limit a defendant from exercising its right to free speech and public participation in order to limit a plaintiff from filing litigation.

Trump to file lawsuit in 2021 against Times and reporters claiming they hurt his niece Mary Trump for taking tax and financial documents held by her attorney and violating a 2001 settlement agreement. Among other things, Trump claimed tortious interference with contract and unjust enrichment.

In Reed’s opinion – read this Here – He dismissed Trump’s claims against media defendants, writing that “Courts have long recognized that journalists have a right to engage in legal and normal news activities without fear of torture – because they Works are at the core of protected First Amendment activity.”

Mary Trump was also named as a defendant in the case, but the judge has not yet ruled on her motion to dismiss.

A spokesperson for the Times said,the new York Times Happy with the judge’s decision today. This is an important precedent that the press is protected when it engages in regular news-conferences to obtain information of critical importance to the public.