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Department of Justice replaces Trump's legal team with government lawyers for defence against lawsuit
Department of Justice replaces Trump's legal team with government lawyers for defence against lawsuit
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The author E. Jean Carroll had previously filed a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump. She accuses that he has raped her in a department store in Manhattan in the 1990s.

The Department of Justice has now stated in court papers that Trump has been acting in his official capacity as president when he denied that he ever got to know E. Jean Carroll and can therefore be defended by lawyers of the government.

Lifestyle • Food
NYC restaurant owners file $2b lawsuit against city and state officials
Financier Patisserie closed all its location due to mandated indoor dining shutdown
Financier Patisserie closed all its location due to mandated indoor dining shutdown Credit: Billie Grace Ward from New York, USA / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

New York City restaurant owners have filed a $2 billion class-action suit against city and state officials in Manhattan's Supreme Court, stating a violation of the constitutional rights of mover than 150,000 New York City restaurant owners.

"It’s been nearly six months since New York City restaurants were mandated to shutdown indoor dining, and Mayor de Blasio still does not have a reopening plan, even though the rest of the state has been dining indoors since June," so Andrew Rigie, Executive Director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance.

Law
Assistant of Fahim Saleh in custody after death of tech entrepreneur
Fahim Saleh
Fahim Saleh Credit: Fahim Saleh (Instagram)

After being found dead in his condo in Manhattan on Tuesday, law enforcement has detained the assistant of murdered tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh.

The entrepreneur had been found dead and dismembered in his flat with an electrical saw still plugged in. According to the medical examiner, Saleh's death is accounted for as homicide and his body shows stab wounds on the neck and torso.

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Michael Cohen back in jail after violating home-confinement rules
Michael Cohen in 2019
Michael Cohen in 2019 Credit: The Circus / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

Donald Trump's former personal attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen is back in custody after violating the terms of his early release from jail. Cohen, who had been released from prison into home-confinement due to Covid-19 concerns, was seen visiting restaurants in Manhattan on multiple occasions.

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United States Supreme Court grants Manhattan district attorney access to Trump tax returns

The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that the district attorney of Manhattan will be granted access to the tax returns of United States President Donald Trump. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance had filed a subpoena directed at the accounting company Mazars.

In a second ruling, the Supreme Court denied Congress access to Donald Trump's tax and financial records based on subpoenas against Deutsche Bank, Capital One and the Mazars USA accounting firm.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Music
New York Broadway to remain closed until end of 2020
Broadway theatre, New York City
Broadway theatre, New York City Credit: unsplash.com/Sudan Ouyang

The Broadway in New York City will remain closed for the remainder of the year and are not expecting to open their doors until late Winter or early Spring 2021. The Broadway League, the organisation representing theatres, issued a statement that ticket holders would get a refund or could exchange their tickets for a future date.

All Broadway theatres have been closed since March 12, calling the closure "the only intermission."

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New York City sets up makeshift morgue as death toll rises

New York City has reported 300 Covid-19 related deaths so far. On Tuesday, a makeshift morgue was set up outside of Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital to prepare for a potential surge of victims. New York State has become the US epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, counting over 30,000 confirmed cases.

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Democratic presidential contender Bloomberg owns condo in Trump building

In 2000 the former New York City Major and Democratic presidential nominee contender Michael Bloomberg bought an apartment at  610 Park Avenue in Manhattan. The building is owned by President Donald Trump.