Trump Beats $4M Libel Suit Over 'Intemperate' Tweets

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2017, 7:43 PM EST) -- A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed a Republican political strategist’s $4 million defamation suit against President-elect Donald Trump and his former campaign manager, ruling Trump’s “intemperate” tweets saying the woman “begged” for a job were statements of opinion protected by the First Amendment.

In a 20-page decision and order, New York County Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe granted a motion to dismiss filed by Trump and co-defendants Donald J. Trump for President Inc. and Corey Lewandowski of plaintiff Cheri Jacobus’ suit alleging she was defamed...
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