Federal Judge Denies Donald Trump’s Request for New Trial, Upholds $5 Million Damages Award in E. Jean Carroll Case

A federal judge has rejected former U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid for a new trial regarding damages in the E.

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A federal judge has rejected former U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid for a new trial regarding damages in the E. Jean Carroll case. The jury had previously found Trump liable for sexually abusing and defaming the writer, and awarded her $5 million in damages.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, in a comprehensive 59-page decision issued in Manhattan, dismissed Trump’s arguments seeking to reduce the damages to less than $1 million. Judge Kaplan asserted that the jury’s verdict on May 9th was not a “seriously erroneous result” nor a “miscarriage of justice.”

This ruling marks a decisive moment in the legal battle between Donald Trump and E. Jean Carroll, upholding the significant damages awarded to the writer for the harm caused by the alleged abuse and defamation.

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