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New York Judge Thwarts Trump’s Attempt To Get Out Of AG’s Lawsuit

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A New York judge on Friday rejected Donald Trump’s bid to dismiss the lawsuit against his family by state Attorney General Letitia James.

As reported by CNN, the ruling is the latest legal blow suffered by the former president who is facing a myriad of lawsuits and ramping investigations.

“Judge Arthur Engoron had previously rejected several of the Trumps’ legal arguments when he imposed a monitor on the Trump Organization last year,” CNN’s Kara Scannell reports. “On Friday, in a written order, he ruled that the Trumps’ repetition of the arguments was ‘frivolous.’ ‘Reading these arguments was, to quote the baseball sage Lawrence Peter (‘Yogi’) Berra, ‘Déjà vu all over again,’’ the judge wrote.”

According to Scannell, “the judge also rejected the Trumps’ arguments that some of the alleged fraudulent conduct occurred beyond the statute of limitations allowed under the law.”

The report added: “Ivanka Trump, who left the business to go to the White House in 2017, argued that the claims against her were time-barred and that she didn’t personally falsify any business records. The judge said the attorney general’s office has alleged liability ‘sufficiently’ on Trump to survive a motion to dismiss.”

Previous reporting indicated that Judge Engoron had been considering sanctions against three law firms representing Trump.

In this ruling, however, he decided against it, writing: “In its discretion this Court will not impose sanctions, which the Court believes are unnecessary, having made its point.”

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