Former President Donald Trump won one Petition to stand still an order that would have prevented any of his companies from operating in New York State.
The civil lawsuit was filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James against Trump and his sons and accuses them of committing fraud in their real estate dealings for more than a decade. New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron ordered the cancellation of all business certificates held by the Trump Organization after finding that they had committed fraud.
This order was lifted on Friday.
“We thank the Appellate Division for restraining New York Attorney General and Judge Engoron’s overzealous attempt to cancel our New York business certificates,” Eric Trump said in a statement on social media.
“Judge Engoron’s order wrongly aimed to rule on the rights of nonpartisan companies that employ nearly 1,000 hard-working New Yorkers who have never been accused of wrongdoing and never been tried in court – a clear violation of their fundamental constitution.” Rights and due process,” the statement continued. “We will continue to vigorously defend our company and our incredible employees against this politically motivated persecution.”
Trump’s lawyers called the punishment a “corporate death penalty” in court filings and argued that the judge had “no rationale or legal authority” to impose the order.
“The trial court’s attempt to address issues, entities and assets beyond the scope of this case has been suspended,” said Trump attorney Christopher Kise.
The appeals court rejected a second request from Trump’s lawyers to stay the fraud trial.
Engoron’s fraud ruling resolves only the first of seven claims asserted in the civil lawsuit. A trial will determine the other six claims and examine James’ demand that the Trump Organization be fined $250 million.
Learn more about Trump’s fraud trial here:
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