Ivanka Trump's testimony delayed in N.Y. civil fraud trial
Driving the news: She was scheduled to take the stand Friday, but will now appear Nov. 8 instead in order to provide sufficient time for her to be questioned, Judge Arthur Engoron said in court.
- The sessions usually last half a day on Fridays, and her testimony is expected to take longer.
The big picture: Ivanka Trump will now testify the same day as the third Republican presidential primary debate, which her father has chosen to skip in lieu of a campaign rally in Miami.
Catch up quick: Engoron last week denied a request to void the subpoena for Ivanka Trump to testify, but said that she would not be called to the stand before Nov. 1 to allow her time to appeal the decision.
- She was dismissed in June from the $250 million lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James against her father, her brothers Don. Jr. and Eric Trump and the Trump Organization.
- A New York appeals court said that James' claims against Ivanka Trump were outdated because she left the Trump Organization to join her father in the White House in 2017.
- James still sought Ivanka Trump's testimony, arguing that "she indisputably has personal knowledge of facts relevant to the claims against the remaining individual and entity Defendants," per NBC.
- "But even beyond that, Ms. Trump remains financially and professionally intertwined with the Trump Organization and other Defendants and can be called as a person still under their control," James contended in a court filing.