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Crime Mary Trump Says Family Confidentiality Agreement Was ‘Fraudulently’ Thrust Upon Her In ‘Tax Avoidance Scheme’

08:05  03 july  2020
08:05  03 july  2020 Source:   lawandcrime.com

A brother of Trump wants to block the publication of a family book (press)

 A brother of Trump wants to block the publication of a family book (press) © SAUL LOEB Donald Trump in Phoenix on June 23, 2020 A brother of Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to try to block the publication of a potentially explosive book written by a niece of the American president on the family, reports Tuesday the New York Times. "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man" is due out on July 28. Robert S.

Mary Trump ’s book about her uncle, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man," is a potential bestseller Robert Trump argues that his niece, Mary Trump , violated a confidentiality agreement that barred her from writing the kind of tell-all book that

Mary Trump will say that she was a source of The New York Times’s coverage of the president’s tax returns. The Times declined to comment on the claim. The niece, Mary Trump , will release the book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” on July

The legal battle between the president’s niece and members of the Trump family heated up yet again late Thursday night, with Mary L. Trump claiming that the confidentiality agreement she signed with much of the rest of her family – and which formed the basis of an injunction against the publication of her tell-all book – was procured via fraud.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Law & Crime

In a 70-page memo filed by her attorney, Ted Boutrous, Mary L. Trump alleged that the president and his siblings of engaging in systematic fraud by devaluing assets.  The alleged fraud thereby voided the contract, the attorneys argued.

“Plaintiff also cannot succeed on the merits of his contractual claims because the confidentiality provision in the decades-old Settlement Agreement of financial disputes that Plaintiff invokes is unenforceable and inapplicable. Indeed, the Settlement Agreement is unenforceable and void because Plaintiff and his siblings (including Donald Trump, the president of the United States) fraudulently induced Ms. Trump to enter into it based on false valuations that were revealed by the New York Times in its exposé of the Trump family finances in October of 2018,” the memo stated.

Trump's brother files new lawsuit to block niece's book

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Robert Trump has argued that Mary Trump is not allowed to publish anything about her family as part of a settlement agreement in Fred Trump Sr.'s Simon & Schuster said in court documents that it would be unconstitutional to stop publication and that it was unaware that Mary Trump had signed a

Robert Trump had sued Mary Trump to block publication of a book promoted to contain an “insider’s perspective” of “countless holiday meals,” “ family interactions“ and “ family events”. An email seeking comment was sent to Robert Trump ’s lawyer Wednesday. The appeals court noted it was ruling after

In asserting her claim of fraudulent inducement, Mary L. Trump relies heavily on the New York Times‘ 2018 Pulitzer-prize winning article “Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father” by Davis Barstow, Susanne Craig, and Russ Buettner.

“The Times found that the Trump family had engineered ‘friendly’ appraisals for Beach Haven and Shore Haven Apartments—two of the largest ‘crown jewels’ of Fred Trump’s empire—that were significantly and deliberately undervalued to avoid a variety of tax payments,” the memo stated.

“Those undervalued appraisals, part of the Trump tax avoidance scheme, were relied upon in the Settlement Agreement—which Ms. Trump has testified she would not have signed if she had known about the fraudulent appraisals.”

Judge temporarily blocks publication of tell-all book by President Trump's niece

  Judge temporarily blocks publication of tell-all book by President Trump's niece A New York judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the publication of an unflattering tell-all book written by President Trump's niece that Simon & Schuster is set to publish in July. © Simon & Schuster Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump from Simon & Schuster The ruling, issued by Judge Hal B. Greenwald of the New York State Supreme Court, the state's trial court, is the first legal win for Robert S. Trump, the younger brother of the President.

On 28 July, Mary Trump is due to release Too Much And Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's The Pulitzer Prize-winning exclusive alleged the president had been involved in " fraudulent " tax The blurb says the author will draw on her insights as a "firsthand witness to countless holiday

Trump 's brother Robert Trump said in a statement to the Times that all "required taxes were paid." James Gazzale, a spokesman for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, said in a "Evading gift and estate taxes became a family affair" when Trump 's father was diagnosed with

In addition to being void due to fraud, the memorandum argues that the terms of the confidentiality agreement are both “unenforceable and inapplicable” to the dispute over Mary L. Trump’s upcoming book.

She further contends that the plaintiffs only provided the court with a selectively redacted copy of the contract “in an attempt to isolate the confidentiality provision from its context and make the agreement seem like a simple exchange of confidentiality for consideration,” adding, “It is not.”

To illustrate the narrow scope of the agreement, the memo points to the plaintiffs’ own conduct as evidence that the parties did not intend the agreement to impose a “broad, sweeping, lifetime gag-order.”

“Plaintiff and his siblings have made multiple public comments over the years regarding their family relationships. Having done so, they cannot now advance an interpretation of the agreement that prohibits Ms. Trump also from commenting on her family relationships,” Boutrous wrote.

Judge temporarily halts release of tell-all book by Donald Trump's niece

  Judge temporarily halts release of tell-all book by Donald Trump's niece Judge temporarily halts release of tell-all book by Donald Trump's nieceNEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Donald Trump's niece from publishing a tell-all book that offers an unflattering portrait of the U.S. president and his family.

This confidentiality agreement (hereinafter " Confidentiality Agreement ") is entered into between All Confidential Information communicated by one Party to the other, in any material form, and all copies owned by the other Party, remain property of the communicating Party and must be returned or

President Trump said his niece had a confidentiality agreement after a court settlement over his father’s estate.Credit Erin Schaff/The New York Times. But he also pointed out that an agreement reached two decades ago to protect the Trump family ’s privacy may have been altered by the fact

And of course, Mary Trump makes the argument that not only can the Trump family not show her book will result in “imminent and irreversible injury,” its publication is actually “manifestly in the public interest.”

“Indeed, enjoining Ms. Trump’s book would produce exactly the type of private and public harms that prior-restraint doctrine exists to prevent. With respect to Ms. Trump’s own First Amendment rights, an injunction would completely deprive her of the ability to speak.”

Read the full filing and Mary L. Trump’s affidavit below.

Robert S Trump v Mary L Trump Memorandum of Law by Law&Crime on Scribd

Mary L. Trump Affidavit by Law&Crime on Scribd

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Trump’s Brother Makes Last-Ditch Plea to Halt Niece’s Book .
President Donald Trump’s brother urged a New York judge to block a tell-all book written by their niece, due out next week, even as copies of the damning memoir began circulating in the press. © Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America ramed photographs of President Donald Trump's parents, Fred and Mary Trump, sit on a table in the Oval Office. Mary Trump’s book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” portrays the president as a skilled liar and narcissist who rose to power after being coddled by the media and banks.

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