NY: Judge temporarily halts fraud trial against disgraced former president, pending appeal

Source: Reuters

“A New York state appeals court judge on Thursday temporarily halted the scheduled Oct. 2 trial in New York Attorney General Letitia James'[s] fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump and his family business, a spokesman for the court said. The order came after the former U.S. president sued Justice Arthur Engoron, the trial judge overseeing the case, accusing him and James of defying a court order that could narrow the lawsuit, according to a report in the Daily Beast. According to the court spokesman, appeals court Justice David Friedman granted an interim stay of the trial, and referred the matter to a five-judge panel, which expects to rule in the last week of September. The trial could still begin on Oct. 2 depending on how the appeals court, known as the First Department, rules.” (09/14/23)