President Trump has won the lawsuit brought by Michael Cohen.
In March 2019, Cohen filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization, claiming that the Organization owed him at least $1.9 million in legal fees and an additional $1.9 million that Cohen had to forfeit when he was sentenced to prison. Cohen argued that the Trump Organization breached their contract with him because the Organization had promised to cover his legal bills and any costs incurred by Cohen in connection to the lawsuits arising from his work with the Organization.
New York Judge Joel M. Cohen rejected Cohen’s breach of contract lawsuit against the Trump Organization, concluding that Cohen’s claim was unfounded. The judge reasoned that “Mr. Cohen’s legal fees [arose] out of his (sometimes unlawful) service to Mr. Trump personally, to Mr. Trump’s campaign, and to the Trump Foundation, but not out of his service to the business of the Trump Organization, which is the only defendant in this case.”
Cohen told reporters that he was taking the weekend to decide whether to appeal the “terrible decision” by the court.