Second Circuit Affirms Denial of Motions to Compel Arbitration in Suit Against Trump Corp. and Trump Family

Sep 2021

The Second Circuit recently affirmed the denial of motions to compel arbitration filed by, inter alia, the Trump Corp. and a nonparty from whom the plaintiffs sought discovery.

Several anonymous plaintiffs filed a putative class action against the Trump Corp., former President Donald J. Trump, and members of his family asserting federal and state claims alleging that the defendants had fraudulently induced them to enter into business relationships with nonparty ACN Opportunity LLC. More specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that the defendants publicly represented that they were independent of ACN when they were actually allegedly accepting large payments from ACN. When the plaintiffs entered their business relationships with ACN, they signed arbitration agreements agreeing to arbitrate disputes…

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