Former President Donald Trump faces a mountain of legal woes, and he'll take any victories he can notch.
According to The Hill, the former president and his legal team -- and business colleagues -- received a much-needed breath of fresh air after an appeals judge halted the cancellation of his New York business licenses.
While Trump and his attorneys were not able to convince the New York appeals court to temporarily pause the ongoing civil lawsuit against him, launched by Democratic activist New York Attorney General Leticia James, the judge at least agreed to halt the cancellation of Trump's business licenses, which could have immediately been a nightmare otherwise.
His lawyers will now have a chance to defend against the cancellation of the licenses, as demanded by James in her civil lawsuit.
She's also seeking a massive $250 million fine against Trump and the Trump Organization.
The Hill noted:
The order follows a Friday motion filed by Trump’s legal team to stay the trial and the enforcement of an earlier ruling issued by the New York Supreme Court that found Trump and his businesses liable for fraud.
Trump's lawyers slammed the New York Supreme Court judge who issued a rare summary judgment in favor of James' demands last week, noting that the ruling was unfair, and would create "irreparable harm" to Trump and his New York-based business.
"Supreme Court clearly does not comprehend the scope of the chaos its decision has wrought," the former president's lawyers wrote.
His lawyers added, "Supreme Court’s sprawling and punitive relief is both unprecedented in a civil action in this State and indefensible under the law or any reasonable view of the facts."
The Hill added:
They also claimed the order would “unquestionably inflict severe and irreparable harm” to “innocent” employees who depend on Trump’s businesses for their livelihoods, suggesting it threatens termination for “hundreds of New York employees without any jurisdiction or due process.”
Trump, his supporters, and many of his allies in Congress firmly believe that James' civil lawsuit was simply a political attack to boost her credibility within the party, as she once vowed to sue Trump as she ran for office.
President Trump postponed withdrawing the business license
Judge Peter Moulton in the appeals court on October 6 in New York ruled to temporarily suspend the withdrawal of the Trump Group's business license in this state, to consider the former US president's appeal in the… pic.twitter.com/UvAKpgbuLM
— Pira Finance (@ngocvu35792941) October 7, 2023
The trial for the civil lawsuit began on Monday, and both Trump and James have been present in the courtroom.
Only time will tell how it shakes out. Trump has long contended that he will likely never get a fair shake in New York City.