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Lawyer Jokes About Trump’s Attempt To Skip $91 Million Bond for Appeal in E. Jean Carroll Case

E. Jean Carroll’s lawyer has issued a sharp response to former President Donald Trump’s bid to delay an $83.3 million defamation award without posting any security.

Trump’s legal move has intensified the ongoing legal battle between the former president and the columnist.

Trump’s Request for Stay

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Trump’s lawyers have petitioned a judge to stay the judgment, arguing that there’s a “strong probability” it could be reduced or eliminated on appeal.

They contend that Trump’s substantial wealth exempts him from posting a bond to appeal the ruling.

New York’s Bond Requirement

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Under New York law, individuals must pay a cash bond of 110% of the judgment to appeal a civil case ruling.

Trump faces a deadline of March 9 to pay over $91 million if he intends to challenge the judgment.

Response From Carroll’s Lawyer

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Roberta Kaplan, representing E. Jean Carroll, rebuked Trump’s assertion that he would have the necessary funds to cover the damages upon appeal.

She highlighted the absence of concrete evidence to support Trump’s claims.

Comparison to Previous Cases

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Kaplan was responding to Trump’s citation of a strip search case in Nassau County where a bond was waived due to the county’s readily collectible governmental appropriation.

No Proof

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She highlighted that, in sharp contrast to this case, Trump had failed to offer any proof “other than his own unsubstantiated say so” that he can pay the necessary $83.3 million if he loses the appeal.

Mockery of Trump’s Request

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Carroll’s attorneys had previously ridiculed Trump’s attempts to avoid posting a bond, likening his request to a “paper napkin” signed by an unreliable borrower.

Background of Defamation Award

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Trump was ordered to pay Carroll $83.3 million for defaming her in response to her public accusation of rape in 2019.

The ruling stemmed from comments Trump made following her allegations.

Legal Ramifications

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Trump faces multiple legal challenges, including a $454 million civil fraud penalty and four criminal prosecutions.

His rejection of a $100 million bond offer in another case suggests financial strain.

Potential Bankruptcy Concerns

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Legal experts speculate that Trump’s mounting legal troubles could push him closer to bankruptcy, especially as he pursues the Republican presidential nomination amid ongoing legal battles.

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