Politics Exclusive: Trump's 3,500 lawsuits unprecedented for a presidential nominee

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  1. XuXu

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...donald-trump-lawsuits-legal-battles/84995854/


    Donald Trump is a fighter, famous for legal skirmishes over everything from his golf courses to his tax bills to Trump University. But until now, it hasn’t been clear precisely how litigious he is and what that might portend for a Trump presidency.

    An exclusive USA TODAY analysis of legal filings across the United States finds that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and his businesses have been involved in at least 3,500 legal actions in federal and state courts during the past three decades. They range from skirmishes with casino patrons to million-dollar real estate suits to personal defamation lawsuits.

    The sheer volume of lawsuits is unprecedented for a presidential nominee. No candidate of a major party has had anything approaching the number of Trump’s courtroom entanglements.

    Just since he announced his candidacy a year ago, at least 70 new cases have been filed, about evenly divided between lawsuits filed by him and his companies and those filed against them. And the records review found at least 50 civil lawsuits remain open even as he moves toward claiming the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in seven weeks. On Tuesday, court documents were released in one of the most dramatic current cases, filed in California by former students accusing Trump University of fraudulent and misleading behavior.

    The legal actions provide clues to the leadership style the billionaire businessman would bring to bear as commander in chief. He sometimes responds to even small disputes with overwhelming legal force. He doesn’t hesitate to deploy his wealth and legal firepower against adversaries with limited resources, such as homeowners. He sometimes refuses to pay real estate brokers, lawyers and other vendors.

    As he campaigns, Trump often touts his skills as a negotiator. The analysis shows that lawsuits are one of his primary negotiating tools. He turns to litigation to distance himself from failing projects that relied on the Trump brand to secure investments. As USA TODAY previously reported, he also uses the legal system to haggle over his property tax bills. His companies have been involved in more than 100 tax disputes, and the New York State Department of Finance has obtained liens on Trump properties for unpaid tax bills at least three dozen times.
     
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    This is going to be an awesome 5 months of watching the complete destruction of Trump.

    Everyday is something new and damaging. :yes:
     
  3. XuXu

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    and yet he is still the one it makes most sense to vote for. What does that tell you about the establishment criminals he will be running against?
     
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    ...its all relative. if you have 10 million dollars youre going to have X amount of lawsuits just because other people want your money. when youre trump and you have 10 billion the number of law suits will go up. i can understand people being jealous of trump it must really gonna get to them after he elected.
     
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    nah man, this just goes to show if Mexico don't build the wall, trump will sue em to make em pay.
     
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    any of them criminal...nope.... moving on...

    Businessmen sue. Businessesmen get sued. Standard issue.
     
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    I assumed this had already been posted.
    Yeah, pretty funny
     
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    ...yeah and bill mahr shut his pussy face after that too. bills too smart to tangle with trump, hes a bug on trumps windshield.
     
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    http://fortune.com/2015/08/14/donald-trump-lawsuits/

    5 of Donald Trump's craziest lawsuits


    AUGUST 14, 2015, 1:11 PM EDT
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    Long before he was on the political stage, the real estate mogul spent plenty of time in another contentious arena—the court room.

    Right now, Donald Trump is in the thick of the race to be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, and despite all of the distractions—allegations of sexism against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, dust-ups with other candidates, getting into a spat with Senator John McCain—he is still leading in national polls.

    Long before he was on the political stage, though, Trump spent plenty of time in another contentious arena—the court room. The Donald has filed many, many lawsuits over the years, but here are five of the strangest and most mystifying.


    A third of Republicans support Donald Trump.Photograph by Scott Olson — Getty Images
    Trump sues Trump
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    In the 1980s, when Trump was in the relatively early days of his professional ascent, he sued another businessman who dared to have the same last name as him. Julius and Edmond Trump were trying to buy a chain of drug stores, and their business was called "The Trump Group." When Donald Trump found out — via a letter delivered to him that was intended for the other Trumps, according to Crain's New York Business — he went on the offensive:

    A day after the letter was sent, Donald Trump’s lawyer, Roy Cohn, demanded that the Trump Group change its name by the following day or they would face consequences. A little while later, Donald Trump sued Julius and Edmond Trump in New York state court, alleging they were nothing but a pair of late-arriving immigrants trying to piggyback on his good name.

    “Plaintiffs have used the Trump family name for 40 to 50 years in the New York area. More recently, the Trump Organization has come to stand for respectability and success across the United States,” the complaint read.

    It went on: “The defendants are South Africans whose recent entrance in the New York area utilizing the name 'the Trump Group' can only be viewed as a poorly veiled attempt at trading on the goodwill, reputation and financial credibility of the plaintiff.”

    The case took half a decade to resolve. It was eventually thrown out.

    Merv Griffin
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    In 1988, Trump sued Merv Griffin, talk show host and creator of game shows including "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune." The suit stemmed from a deal over casinos in Atlantic City. Trump eventually sold his stake in the casinos to Griffin.

    Trump sues Trump (Ivana this time)
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    Of course, some of Trump's lawsuits have been more personal. In the early '90s, he sued his ex-wife Ivana, accusing her of fraud and of breaking an agreement not to talk about their relationship, according to the Daily Beast.

    Going after a Miss USA contestant
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    In 2012, Sheena Monnin, a contestant in the Miss USA pageant, owned by Trump, claimed that the entire contest was rigged. Trump, naturally, sued her. He called her "a beautiful young woman who had sour grapes because she wasn’t a top-15 finalist,” reports The Atlantic. This one Trump actually won. He was awarded $5 million in damages.

    Trump vs. The Chicago Tribune
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    In the 1980s, Trump had plans to build a tower in Manhattan that would be taller than the Sears (now Willis) Tower. When a writer for the Chicago Tribune expressed doubts that would happen, Trump sued the newspaper. At the time, Trump hadn't even hired an architect yet, according to the Daily Beast.

     
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    Yep. :coffee:
     
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    :lol:

    WRONG
     
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    In two months, if it comes out that Trump is a pedo, complete with video, will you then defend peophilia?
     
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    IDK, still sounds excessive. At least 3,500 over 35 years is 1000 per decade, 100 per year. 100 lawsuits per year sounds like a lot even for a big time businessman who has a lot of operations / businesses. Maybe like 30 per year would be an average figure, i'm guessing.
     
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    ...of course not you wacko!
     
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    I'm not so sure of that.
     
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    Donald's 3,501st lawsuit be against XuXu for sucking his cock everyday without his permission.
     
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    In two months if it came out that Hillary Clinton was a criminal, complete with evidence, would you still be a supporter?

    Oh wait that has already happened.
     
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    never seen so many so excited about their own country being destroyed. If you were a friend and had a gun, I would take it. if only your suicidal vote could be taken by someone who loves you. oh wait...
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