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FILE - This June 23, 2019, file photo shows E. Jean Carroll in New York. President Donald Trump has lost a bid to block the advice columnist's lawsuit's over his remarks that she lied in accusing him of rape. In a decision Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, a Manhattan judge declined to order a hearing on Trump's request to dismiss Carroll's defamation suit and to put evidence-gathering on hold in the meantime. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Judge denies Trump effort to stop columnist defamation suit

Jan. 9, 2020 6:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has lost a bid to block an advice columnist's lawsuit over his remarks that she lied in accusing him of rape. In a decision this week, a Manhattan judge declined to order a hearing on Trump's request to dismiss E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit and to put...

FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, E. Jean Carroll is photographed in New York. President Donald Trump's lawyers asked a judge Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 to throw out an advice columnist's defamation lawsuit over his response to her allegation that he raped her in the 1990s. Trump's lawyers argue E. Jean Carroll's suit can't go forward in a New York state court because his statements were made in Washington.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Trump lawyers want columnist's defamation suit to be tossed

Jan. 3, 2020 8:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers asked a judge Friday to throw out an advice columnist's defamation lawsuit over his response to her allegation that he raped her in the 1990s. Trump's lawyers argue E. Jean Carroll's suit can't go forward in a New York state court because his statements were...

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Attorney Bennet Moskowitz, a lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein's estate said Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, that he is disappointed that women who say the financier sexually attacked them aren't suspending lawsuits to join a special compensation fund, but an attorney for one woman says lawsuits are the better route, at least for now. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

Epstein lawyer disappointed women won't give up lawsuits

Dec. 11, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein's estate said Wednesday he is disappointed that women who say the financier sexually attacked them aren't suspending lawsuits to join a special compensation fund, but an attorney for one woman says lawsuits are the better route, at least for now. Attorney Bennet...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, protesters cover a statue of Thomas Jefferson with black tarp and hold signs up in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia for the one month anniversary of the

Lawsuit against prominent white supremacists heads to trial

Nov. 27, 2019 6:29 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of Charlottesville, Virginia, community members injured in white supremacist violence two years ago is headed to trial. A federal judge set a trial date this week of October 2020 in the lawsuit against prominent white supremacists, neo-Nazis and hate...