LEGAL: “A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Donald Trump is civilly liable for defamatory statements he made about writer E. Jean Carroll in 2019 when she went public with claims he had raped her decades earlier.

Judge Lewis Kaplan, as part of that ruling, said the upcoming trial for Carroll’s lawsuit against Trump will only deal with the question of how much the former president should pay her in monetary damages for defaming her.”

-Dan Mangan, “Trump suffers big loss in E. Jean Carroll defamation case, judge says he’s liable,” CNBC.com, September 6, 2023