If New York had a legal system attorney and judge, Kaplan and Kaplan, would be disbarred, indicted for bringing forward BS case, and E. Jean Carroll would never be taken seriously ever again.
Last week, a jury awarded E. Jean Carroll a ridiculous $83.3 million in damages for alleged defamation by Donald Trump. This award was totally unprecedented for a case based on a total lie.
No one in their right mind would ever trust or want to come near Judge Kaplan or Ms. Carroll. The ruling in the case was total corruption.
Not only was the case total BS and the award totally out of whack, the case was a total set up. It is so bad that Judge Kaplan and Carroll’s judge Kaplan should be disbarred and indicted for lying to the court.
According to PJ Media.
There may be a reason why Trump wasn’t given the opportunity to adequately defend himself. It appears that Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who presided over the case, may have a major conflict of interest.
The New York Post has learned that Kaplan was once a “mentor” to Carroll’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan. The two aren’t related, but they worked together in the early 1990s at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton & Garrison in Midtown.
In a letter filed on Monday, Trump’s lawyer, Alina Habba, demanded answers:
If Your Honor truly worked with Ms. Kaplan in any capacity—especially if there was a mentor/mentee relationship—that fact should have been disclosed before any case involving these parties was permitted to proceed forward. This issue is particularly concerning since Plaintiff’s other lead counsel, Shawn Crowley, served as Your Honor’s law clerk, and we were previously advised that Your Honor co-officiated her wedding. 28 U.S.C. Section 455(a) states that “[a]ny… judge … of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”
Habba also noted that Canon 3 of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges makes it clear that a judge must “disqualify himself or herself in a proceeding in which the judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned, including” when the judge served as “a lawyer with whom the judge previously practiced law served.”
Let’s recap: It appears the judge in this case, Lewis A. Kaplan, worked with Carroll’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, and officiated at her wedding. Carroll’s other lawyer was also a law clerk for Judge Lewis A. Kaplan. That Lewis Kaplan didn’t reveal these conflicts of interest is enough for him to face major consequences, but clearly, he should have recused himself from the case.
Habba is calling on the judge to confirm or deny the associations.
Let’s face it, they both knew they worked together in the past and they both know what conflicts of interest are and so they both are liars.