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- Jun 20, 2008
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New York's highest court has denied a request to dismiss the state attorney general's lawsuit against the Trump Foundation.
The New York Supreme Court, in documents made public Friday, denied a request from the defendants — President Trump, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and the Donald J. Trump Foundation — to dismiss the lawsuit alleging they used the foundation for private and political gain. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood welcomed Justice Saliann Scarpulla's decision.
Per NY AG Underwood's statement:
“As we detailed in our petition earlier this year, the Trump Foundation functioned as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests. There are rules that govern private foundations — and we intend to enforce them, no matter who runs the foundation. We welcome Justice Scarpulla’s decision, which allows our suit to move forward.”
You can read the full decision here, which explains why the Respondents' (Trump Foundation) rationale for dismissing the suit is invalid. It's a good read, and cogently explains why the request is denied over the arguments of lack of jurisdiction, statute of limitations and bias.