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Tue Oct 25, 2016, 10:49 PM

USA Today: How 75 pending lawsuits could distract a Donald Trump presidency

The review shows that Trump frequently responds to even small disputes with overwhelming legal force, not hesitating to use his tremendous wealth and legal firepower against adversaries with limited resources.

He has repeatedly refused to pay people and small businesses for their work, forcing them to spend time and legal fees if they want to recover their losses.

At least 60 lawsuits — plus hundreds of additional liens, judgments, and other government filings reviewed by reporters — documented cases where people accused Trump and his businesses of failing to pay them what they were owed for their work. Among them: painters, glassmakers, real estate agents, bartenders and hourly workers at Trump resorts coast to coast. Even his own lawyers.

The review also shows Trump and his companies have been accused for years of mistreating women. In at least 20 separate lawsuits, plaintiffs accused Trump and managers at his companies of discriminating against women, ignoring sexual harassment complaints and even participating in the harassment themselves. Women in those disputes have testified they were fired for complaining.

Trump’s companies have been engaged in battles over taxes almost every year from the 1980s until as recently as last spring, when New York had to take legal action to collect $8,578 in unpaid taxes on the Trump-owned company that owns the trademark Boeing 757 that jetted the mogul to campaign rallies across the country.

The review found that people who say something Trump doesn’t like will frequently get threatened with a lawsuit. “I’ll sue you” was a Trump mantra long before “Build a wall.” The analysis of lawsuits, however, showed that he rarely follows through with his threatened lawsuits over people’s words and almost always loses when he does. The lone win was a lawsuit against Miss Pennsylvania — over her claim on Facebook that Trump’s Miss USA pageant was rigged.

It's a massive media investigation. At the bottom of the article, is a section named "The Complete Investigation" and below that are a series of more articles delving into this unprecedented concern with this candidate.

With extensive reports like this or Mother Jones "The Trump Files"
as another example, it becomes crystal clear that the person who "rigged" this election is Donald Trump.

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Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:02 PM

1. You know, I saw the headline and once again,

was hit by the surreality of it all. What an understatement.

Hopefully, the legal morass he has made for himself will keep him busy and out of view for decades to come.

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Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:06 PM

2. Wouldn't it be interesting if he was the one who ended up in jail

after claiming Hillary should be in jail all this time? He probably won't end up in jail though. It will likely cost him some money though.

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