Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen settled a $1 million lawsuit against the Trump Organization on Friday shortly before the trial was set to begin.
Michael Cohen said the Trump Org. failed to pay him $1.9 million in legal fees and broke an agreement to cover his legal bills when he appeared before Congress.
Cohen claimed in the 2019 lawsuit that he has “incurred millions of dollars in unreimbursed attorneys’ fees and costs.”
The details of the deal are unclear.
ABC News reported:
The Trump Organization and former President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen agreed to settle a $1 million dispute on Friday, just days before a jury trial was set to begin.
Cohen had accused the Trump Organization of failing to pay his $1 million legal fees.
The two sides announced the settlement agreement during a court hearing Friday at State Supreme Court in Manhattan.
Jury selection in the case was scheduled to begin Monday.
In the lawsuit, Cohen alleged that the Trump Organization broke an agreement to cover his legal bills when he appeared at congressional hearings and participated in investigations, including special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference.
Earlier this year Trump denounced Michael Cohen for $500 million in a Florida federal court.
Trump alleges a breach of the attorney-client relationship and unjust enrichment in his lawsuit, according to Fox News.
“Such continuous and escalating misconduct on the part of [Cohen] it has reached a proverbial crescendo and is gone [Trump] with no alternative but to seek legal redress through this action,” the lawsuit states, adding that Trump “has suffered great reputational damage as a direct result of [Cohen’s] breaches”.
Trump’s lawsuit against Michael Cohen is still ongoing.