Judge Tosses Out Michael Cohen’s Bid For Trump Organization To Pay His Legal Bills
A state court in Manhattan will not require the Trump Organization to reimburse former Trump attorney Michael Cohen for millions of dollars in legal expenses, a judge ruled Friday, dismissing a years-old lawsuit filed by the Trump loyalist-turned-antagonist.
Manhattan Judge Joel Cohen dismissed Michael Cohen’s lawsuit with prejudice Friday.
Cohen sued the Trump Organization in early 2019, alleging the company had promised to pay any legal bills he incurred for a slew of federal investigations into his work, but backed out of that agreement after Cohen began cooperating with investigators.
But the judge concluded many of those legal expenses — including costs associated with a criminal investigation into Cohen and Robert Mueller’s election interference probe — were not related to Cohen’s work for the Trump Organization.