- Trump is suing a chef for pulling out of a plan for a restaurant in Trump International Hotel
- Trump then sued Jose Andres for breach of contract back in August
Trump is suing Andres for pulling out of their plan for an Andres restaurant in Trump International Hotel, a luxury building to be constructed where the Old Post Office currently is in downtown Washington, D.C. Andres has said he was offended by Trump's inflammatory rhetoric on immigration.
Trump then sued Andres for breach of contract back in August, causing both Andres and fellow chef Geoffrey Zakarian to file counter-claims. Andres' motion asked for a partial summary judgment.
But District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Jennifer Di Toro on Friday denied
"The court finds that substantial material facts in dispute remain regarding the effect of Mr. Trump's statements on Defendants' rights," Di Toro wrote.
Trump was recently deposed
in the lawsuit, and his legal team has countered that, in fact, Trump's comments have been beneficial to his businesses.