Former President Donald Trump New York has abandoned its attempt to revive a federal lawsuit challenging a state civil investigation into possibly falsified asset valuations at its real estate company, some of the complaints related to it. day later Florida.
Trump attorney Alina Haba on Tuesday filed a voluntary dismissal of the case against New York Attorney General Letitia James, who was on appeal in federal court in Manhattan after she was thrown out in May. The filing did not provide an explanation for the move.
James eventually filed a $250 million fraud lawsuit against Trump and his company, accusing them of manipulating the value of Trump’s assets over the years to defraud banks and insurers. are doing A successful appeal could have been used to undermine the state’s case before the trial in October.
Neither Haba nor James’ office immediately returned messages seeking comment.
Tuesday’s filing, which was also signed by a representative for James, comes after Trump voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit in federal court in Florida that sought to rein in an independent monitor. was appointed to oversee some of Trump’s companies during the James trial. In both cases, Trump claimed the legal action against him was politically motivated.
In another case, the former president and Haba were last week ordered by a judge to pay nearly $1 million in legal fees and costs for filing an “abusive” and “frivolous” lawsuit against Hillary Clinton.