The Trump family to launch another legal bid to stop the publication of Mary Trump’s book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man”.
The request for a temporary restraining order filed by the President’s brother, Robert Trump, was initially taken to the Queens County Surrogate Court in New York, where Judge Peter J. Kelly dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction.
“Insofar as the petition seeks a declaratory judgment, this forum is presumptively improper,” Kelly wrote, and recommended that the Trumps take the case to another court.
Charles Harder, the lawyer representing Robert Trump, said he would now go to the New York State Supreme Court in an effort to stop Simon & Schuster from publishing the book on July 28.
The filing pushed by Harder states:
“Plaintiff is seeking to avoid the situation presented in the recent case of United States v. Bolton where the court held that even though the government had established that Mr Bolton violated his contractual obligations in publishing his book, no injunction could issue because while the book had not yet been released, it had been distributed and numerous people had access to copies of the book.
The temporary restraining order Plaintiff seeks will pause matters long enough for the Court to decide the issues raised by Plaintiff’s motion.
Without such an order, we are concerned that Simon & Schuster (which also published the Bolton book) will take steps to make it impossible to implement a preliminary injunction if one is granted, thereby vitiating Plaintiff’s right to injunctive relief that Mary Trump agreed to in the 2001 Settlement Agreement.”
While no extracts have been made public yet, Simon & Schuster describes the book as a “revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him.”