Donald Trump’s niece says a current ruling in the sexual abuse lawsuit towards Prince Andrew bolsters her personal case towards the previous president over her inheritance.
A lawyer for Mary Trump on Thursday pointed to the choice in Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s civil case towards the royal — which slapped down his arguments that he was legally protected by her 2009 settlement settlement with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
One of the problems in rivalry in Mary Trump’s suit, which accuses her household of swindling her out of her full inheritance, is a 2001 settlement settlement that Donald Trump has argued releases him and the Trump household from her claims.
Mary Trump’s attorneys have opposed the previous president’s movement to dismiss her case, claiming her lawyer on the time of the 2001 settlement was colluding with her household to deceive her and get her to comply with a nasty deal.
Mary Trump’s attorneys argued that the case wanted to play out and knowledge wanted to be exchanged between each side earlier than a choose might resolve on whether or not the settlement let her household off the hook for her claims.
In her Thursday letter to Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Robert Reed, Mary Trump’s lawyer Roberta Kaplan pointed to Manhattan federal Judge Lewis Kaplan’s ruling in the Giuffre suit in arguing that Reed ought to facet with Mary Trump and deny the household’s motions to dismiss.
“Judge Kaplan … in denying a motion to dismiss based on the scope of a prior release, reiterated the same principle that Your Honor [Reed] discussed with the parties at oral argument earlier this week — namely, that ‘it is not open to the court now to decide, as a matter of fact, just what the parties to the release … actually meant,’” Roberta Kaplan wrote in the letter.
Roberta Kaplan and attorneys for Donald Trump and his siblings didn’t instantly return requests for remark.