A New York appeals court on Tuesday dismissed the claims against Ivanka Trump in the state attorney general’s $250 million lawsuit against the former president, his grown children and his company.
In a five-page ruling, a five-judge panel of the state’s Appellate Division found that New York Attorney General Letitia James’ claims against Ivanka Trump were «time-barred» and that she should be dismissed as a defendant in the case.
“The allegations against defendant Ivanka Trump do not support any claims that were accrued after February 6, 2016. Therefore, all claims against her should have been dismissed as untimely,” the ruling reads.
The judges also limited the time frame of claims against the other defendants in the case, excluding claims before mid-2016 in some cases or before early 2014 in others, but upheld a trial judge’s ruling. instance denying Trump’s motion to dismiss the case. case.
The attorney general filed her sweeping lawsuit against Trump, his three eldest children, Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric, and the company last year following a year-long investigation into the company’s business practices.
The lawsuit alleges that between 2011 and 2021, the Trumps had been inflating their value on the financial statements of banks and insurers to the tune of billions of dollars, allowing them to obtain loans and settlements to which they were not entitled.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has accused James, a Democrat, of conducting a politically motivated «witch hunt» against him.
Trump’s attorney, Chris Kise, said in a statement that Tuesday’s ruling was «the first step in ending a case that should never have been filed» and «will now appropriately limit the attorney general’s previously unlimited reach.»
«Moving forward, we are confident that once all the real facts are known, there will be no doubt that President Trump has built an extraordinarily successful business empire and has simply done nothing but generate huge profits for the financial institutions involved in the transactions at issue in the litigation,” Kise continued.
An attorney for Ivanka Trump and the attorney general’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The case is scheduled to go to trial in October.