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Trump’s Appeal in Defamation Case Dismissed by New York Court

  • Summer Zervos wants to depose Trump under oath in the case
  • Trump had argued presidents can’t be sued in state courts
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The defamation suit against Donald Trump filed by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos is back on track after New York’s highest court agreed the case should continue now that the onetime reality-TV host is no longer president.

Trump had argued the U.S. Constitution placed him, as president, beyond the reach of state courts. In a brief order, the New York state Court of Appeals said Tuesday that the argument was moot.