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Trump Hit With UK Legal Bill After Losing Case | Barron's

  

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Via:  kavika  •  one month ago  •  49 comments

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Trump Hit With UK Legal Bill After Losing Case | Barron's
Former US president Donald Trump will have to pay at least £300,000 ($382,000) in costs after losing a UK court action against a former spy who compiled a salacious dossier about him, according to a court order publicised Thursday.

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Former US president Donald Trump will have to pay at least £300,000 ($382,000) in costs after losing a UK court action against a former spy who compiled a salacious dossier about him, according to a court order publicised Thursday.

Trump took legal action against Christopher Steele's company Orbis Business Intelligence, but High Court judge Karen Steyn ruled last month that there were "no compelling reasons" to allow the claim to proceed to trial.

The data protection claim was "bound to fail" she wrote in her judgment.

The judge also threw out Trump's claim for compensation, stating that he had "chosen to allow many years to elapse -- without any attempt to vindicate his reputation" in the UK courts since the dossier came out.

In an order obtained by Britain's domestic Press Association news agency, the judge said Trump will have to pay Orbis's costs "of the entire claim".

She ordered that £300,000 be paid now, before a specialist judge decides the final amount. Orbis says this should be more than £600,000.

The so-called Steele dossier sparked a political firestorm when it was published just before his inauguration in January 2017.

It contained unverified and controversial information about Trump and Russia that the former Republican leader has repeatedly denied, including allegations of sexual misbehaviour.

It included claims that Trump had been "compromised" by the Russian FSB security service and that Russia had videotapes of Trump with prostitutes during a 2013 trip to Moscow.

It also alleged that Russian President Vladimir Putin "supported and directed" an operation to "cultivate" Trump as a presidential candidate for "at least five years".

Some of the allegations fuelled a probe by US special prosecutor Robert Mueller which concluded in 2019 that the Russian government had interfered with the 2016 election but found no evidence of collusion with Trump's team.

Trump has repeatedly denounced the dossier, which was leaked to Buzzfeed, as "fake". The New York Times has determined there was no corroborating evidence to support many of its claims.

Trump claimed in the High Court case that Orbis unlawfully processed his personal data, and sought unspecified compensation for "serious distress and reputational damage".

The company argued it was not responsible for the dossier's publication.

The dossier, produced before Trump's 2016 election win against Hillary Clinton, was commissioned by Democratic Party consultants.

Trump sued Clinton, Democratic Party leaders and Steele in the US over the report in 2022.

Steele, 59, formerly ran the Russia desk of Britain's overseas intelligence agency MI6.

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Kavika
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1  seeder  Kavika     one month ago

Oh my, the ''Deep State'' is in the UK as well as the US. /s

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @1    one month ago

watching the vultures methodically strip that carcass will be a nice bonus if and when trump finally runs out of rope...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1    one month ago

I just love this . . . all the turd's hens are coming home to roost . . . I love your description - 'vultures methodically strip that carcass'

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that would be a fantastic bonus - hope we all get to see that  . . . I would buy tickets for that

lol

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    one month ago

everybody loves to watch wealthy, treasonous, criminal, xenophobic, white supremacist's get fucked over...

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
1.1.3  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    one month ago

I would prefer not to watch Putin's blackmail videos of Trump and Russian KGB whores pissing on him.

Trump even denied he had ever been to Russia at one point after the videos came out. 

He was Putin's "guest" while working a Moscow hotel deal.

Putin has always used whore blackmail on his "guests".

Trump (the whoremonger) was an easy mark for Putin.

Trump plays checkers while Putin plays chess.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
1.1.4  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @1.1.3    one month ago

In all fairness to Trump, I doubt that even I could have resisted one of Putin's Red Sparrows.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.5  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @1.1.3    one month ago

trump is an even easier mark for putin now...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.6  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @1.1.5    one month ago

he'll put a torch to the country when he loses again...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.7  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @1.1.6    one month ago

he has no concern for the futures of his immediate family...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.8  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @1.1.7    one month ago

my money's on the youngest one acting out...

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
1.1.9  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  cjcold @1.1.3    one month ago
Trump even denied he had ever been to Russia at one point after the videos came out. 

Amazing, they have never been leaked.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.10  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @1.1.3    one month ago
I would prefer not to watch Putin's blackmail videos of Trump and Russian KGB whores pissing on him.

Rest easy, no one can make you watch something that doesn't exist.

Amazing how many people are still falling for the Russia, Russia, Russia schtick even today.

 
 
 
Igknorantzruls
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1.1.11  Igknorantzruls  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.10    one month ago
mazing how many people are still falling for the Russia, Russia, Russia schtick even today

yea, like Comer and company, no?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  Igknorantzruls @1.1.11    one month ago
yea, like Comer and company, no?

yea, no

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.13  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @1.1.8    one month ago

motivation, opportunity, access...

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.14  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @1.1.13    one month ago

>poof<

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    one month ago

He sues everybody sometimes it blows up in his face

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1  seeder  Kavika   replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago
He sues everybody sometimes it blows up in his face

LOL, and this one sure did and the irony is it was the ''Steele dossier'' 

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @2.1    one month ago

I don't know anybody stupid enough to accept a check from the a-hole...

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
2.1.2  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @2.1.1    one month ago

I'd have to check every bill if it was in cash.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.1.3  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @2.1.2    one month ago

all the bills with his picture on them are bogus...

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1.4  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @2.1.3    one month ago

or if they're printed on a roll of 1000...

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3  Split Personality    one month ago

At least they are letting him pay in installments, lol.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @3    one month ago

Doesn't matter, they'll be stiffed just like everyone else.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    one month ago

But of course!  jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kavika
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3.1.2  seeder  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    one month ago

They can always put a hold on his golf courses in the UK which I would love to see.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
3.1.3  cjcold  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    one month ago

The only place for a con artist like Trump is a deep dark cell in supermax.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1.4  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @3.1.3    one month ago

I'm 2 steps beyond thinking that...

 
 
 
Igknorantzruls
Freshman Quiet
3.1.5  Igknorantzruls  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    one month ago
Doesn't matter, they'll be stiffed just like everyone else.

nah, just like Russian Hookers, they'll be disappointed by the Omni - Impotent one

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
3.1.6  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Igknorantzruls @3.1.5    one month ago

Hookers are after financial compensation, not orgasms except in cheap storytelling.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Igknorantzruls @3.1.5    one month ago

Are you putting a different meaning to the word "stiff"?

 
 
 
Kavika
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3.2  seeder  Kavika   replied to  Split Personality @3    one month ago

LOL, ity bity installments.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @3.2    one month ago

what? 5 pounds per year?

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  seeder  Kavika     one month ago

I'm waiting for the RWers to shown up and claim it's the ''deep state'' going after Walking Eagle (so full of shit he can't fly)

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
5  JBB    one month ago

Of course it could not be slander. It was true...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
6  JBB    one month ago

original

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
7  evilone    one month ago

He just put up a bond on the E Jean Carol case. He has about a week to make bond on the other as he also gets started on the Stormy Daniels case. Plus he owes millions to his lawyers. They have to know he's going to stiff them much, if not all, of the money he owes them. 

 
 
 
George
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7.1  George  replied to  evilone @7    one month ago

The truly sad thing is, there are people who can barely make ends meet sending this piece of crap money, Sell your Manhattan apartment or your New Jersey golf club. or both.  It sad that in 2024 that PT Barnum is still relevant.

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
7.1.1  evilone  replied to  George @7.1    one month ago
The truly sad thing is, there are people who can barely make ends meet sending this piece of crap money,

No argument from me on that. I have never sent a dime to a politician and never will until such a time as we completely remove dark money from politics. 

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
7.1.2  cjcold  replied to  George @7.1    one month ago

much like poor religionists sending every dime to pay for Lear jet fuel and churches made of gold.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.2  devangelical  replied to  evilone @7    one month ago

heh, I'm guessing trump is seriously cash strapped...

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Guide
7.2.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  devangelical @7.2    one month ago

That poor white boy just can’t catch a break.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @7.2.1    one month ago

maybe the vendor that maintains his aircraft can help him with that...

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
7.2.3  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @7.2    one month ago

Looking forward to all of his properties being in forfeiture. 

Mar-a-Lardo should become a home for liberal environmentalists.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
8  Gsquared    one month ago

It is being reported that the bond was guaranteed by Chubb Insurance.  The CEO of Chubb was appointed by Trump to a White House advisory committee on trade policy and negotiations in 2018.  We used to have our homeowners' insurance with Chubb, but they jacked up the price over 300% within 2 years and we dumped them.  We got excellent coverage with another company for about what we had been paying Chubb when we first started with them many years ago, or maybe even less.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
8.1  seeder  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @8    one month ago

The link also has information on how there will be more lawsuits against Trump via a recent judicial ruling. A good part of the fines he has and is incurring are because of his mouth...LOL, thus the moniker, ''Thunder Mouth''.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @8.1    one month ago

it'll be a legal hail storm if SCOTUS does what it's supposed to do by the constitution.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
8.1.2  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @8.1.1    one month ago

Screw SCOTUS, Trump owns it.

It needs to be disbanded and re-thought.

Far right-wing corrupt fascism is not what the founders wanted.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
9  Ronin2    one month ago

Proving that even in England TDS rules the land.

Anyone that thinks Steele's blatantly political false report; and his insistence to get it to the FBI wasn't an effort to damage Trump is suffering from massive derangement.

 
 

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