Rudy Giuliani, who used to be mayor of New York City, has been given permission by bankruptcy court to appeal the $148 million ruling against him. Gary Fischoff, Giuliani’s lawyer, said that Giuliani couldn’t pay the $148 million sentence because he doesn’t have the money to pay his other debts.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane agreed with Giuliani that he could ask for a new trial or less money in damages. But the judge also put some restrictions on this decision, recognizing that there were real worries about costs, delays, and expenses.
Giuliani filed for bankruptcy last month, just one day after a judge told him to pay Wandrea “Shaye” Moss $148 million right away. The Chapter 11 statement stopped the trial, but Giuliani couldn’t appeal the decision either.
In the meeting on Friday, Giuliani’s lawyer asked the bankruptcy judge, Sean Lane, to temporarily lift a stay so that Giuliani could appeal the decision.
A lawyer for Giuliani told the U.S. bankruptcy judge at the meeting that the former mayor of New York City does not have the money to pay the $148 million he owes.
An attorney for a group of creditors told the judge that Giuliani has a “transactional relationship with the truth” and asked him to set limits to make sure the case didn’t go on for too long.
Another lawyer for Daniel Gill, a ShopRite worker who is suing Giuliani for allegedly making up an assault against him, was also worried about what the judge’s ruling might mean.
Lawyer Giuliani asked Judge Lane to let him ask for a new trial or for the damages to be lowered. But the judge also put some restrictions on this decision, recognizing that there were real worries about costs, delays, and expenses. The judge’s ruling has made some of Giuliani’s creditors nervous because they think the case could go on for too long.
People who have sued Giuliani are involved in his bankruptcy case. These include Moss and Freeman, Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic President Joe Biden, a former employee named Noelle Dunphy, and the voting machine company Smartmatic.
The other cases against Giuliani have not yet led to a verdict. There are big effects on the outcome of these cases and Giuliani’s ability to pay back his debts because the judge let Giuliani challenge the $148 million ruling.
Finally, Rudy Giuliani has been given permission by the bankruptcy court to appeal the $148 million ruling against him. The judge’s ruling has made some of Giuliani’s creditors nervous because they think the case could go on for too long.
This ruling has important effects on how Giuliani’s bankruptcy case is resolved and how his debts are paid back.