July 16, 2009

You're Dismissed!

A new Jersey state superior court judge Wednesday dismissed the defamation case brought by Donald Trump against an author, Timothy L. O'Brien, who had stated in his book Trump Nation: The Art of Being the Donald that Trump was worth (only) $150 to $250 million. Trump asserted that at the time the book was published he was actually worth $4 or 5 billion.

The court concluded that Trump had failed to show by clear and convincing evidence that the author had acted with actual malice.

Trump, who sought $5 billion in damages, indicated he will appeal.

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