Updated Nov 2, 2023 - Economy

Ivanka Trump must testify in N.Y. civil case, court rules

President Donald Trump speaks as his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump looks on during a news briefing on the latest development of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. at the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House March 20, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Ivanka Trump and former President Trump at the White House in 2020. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Ivanka Trump's appeal to delay testifying next week in the New York civil fraud trial of her father, former President Trump, was rejected on Thursday night by a state appeals court.

The big picture: Ivanka Trump's testimony was postponed to Nov. 8 to enable her to appeal the judge's order for her to testify in the case, but the Manhattan-based court rejected her motion for a stay.

  • She was earlier this year dismissed as a defendant in the $250 million lawsuit, which N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James also brought against the Trump Organization and her brothers Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. after the appeals court said the claims against her were outdated.
  • The former president and his adult sons, who are executives in the family firm, deny any wrongdoing in the case.

What's next: Eric Trump was set to resume his testimony in the case on Friday.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with further context.

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