Giuliani Suffers Loss

( – In a shocking legal development, Rudy Giuliani’s effort to overturn a staggering $148 million verdict against him hit a wall.

This financial judgment was imposed in a defamation lawsuit by two ex-election workers from Georgia last year.

Just after a D.C. jury demanded Giuliani cough up $148 million to Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss in December, citing baseless fraud accusations in the 2020 election, Giuliani declared bankruptcy.

U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell waved off Giuliani’s plea for dismissal, highlighting that he failed to convincingly argue for the verdict’s dismissal or a fresh trial.

Howell criticized:

“Giuliani’s renewed motion urging this Court to reverse its prior findings and rulings and to override the jury’s considered verdict on the basis of five threadbare arguments falls well short of persuading that ‘the evidence and all reasonable inferences that can be drawn therefrom are so one-sided that reasonable men and women could not have reached a verdict in [plaintiffs’] favor.’”

Undeterred, Giuliani took his case to the next level after a bankruptcy judge green-lighted his appeal in February. Joseph Sibley, representing Giuliani, expressed an undiscouraged spirit aiming now to take their fight to the D.C. Circuit Court.

“This was a post-trial motion in the trial court that we were required to file to preserve certain issues for appeal, “Sibley noted.

“We are not at all surprised the trial court did not reverse its own prior rulings and we will now proceed with an appeal to the D.C. Circuit where we look forward to an appellate panel reviewing the case,” he added.

Ted Goodman, Giuliani’s political strategist, said he was not surprised at the judge’s decision. He blasted the judge for bias but remained hopeful that an appeal would reverse the ruling.

“We’re not at all surprised this judge didn’t reverse her own prior ruling. This is the expected outcome from a judge who put partisan politics ahead of justice,” Goodman voiced.

Giuliani’s legal team restated their call for a legal judgment in their favor in February, insisting that their client’s statements fell under First Amendment protection and were not issued with genuine malice.

Before the jury deliberated on damages, Giuliani had already been deemed liable for defamation, leaving the jury with the task of determining the financial consequences for the former New York City mayor.

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