Trump drops appeal, ending legal fight over New York probe
NEW YORK Former President Donald Trump has abandoned efforts to revive his federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James the second time hes halted legal action against her after a judge last week fined him and his lawyers nearly $1 million for filing frivolous cases.
Trumps lawyers and James office agreed Tuesday to a stipulation ending an appeal that had sought to reverse a judges decision to dismiss the lawsuit. Trump, a Republican, sued James, a Democrat, in December 2021 in an attempt to block her from investigating him and his businesses.
Trump sued James again in the wake of her September lawsuit alleging that he and his company, the Trump Organization, misled banks and others about the value of his assets, including golf courses and hotels bearing his name, in a practice she dubbed The art of the steal" a twist on the title of his book The Art of the Deal.
Trump dropped that lawsuit last week after a federal judge in Florida, Donald M. Middlebrooks, accused him of a pattern of abuse of the courts for filing frivolous lawsuits for political purposes, including what he said was a bogus lawsuit against Trumps 2016 rival Hillary Clinton and others.
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