Trump defamation trial suspended for day after juror and attorney fall sick

A New York judge on Monday put the second defamation damages trial of former President Donald Trump on pause after a juror and the parents of one of Trump’s lawyers fell sick. 

One juror, on his way to court, started to feel “flu-like” symptoms and called the courthouse to report he wasn’t feeling well, Judge Lewis Kaplan said. Trump’s lawyer, Alina Habba, who was exposed to COVID-19 during a visit from her parents, tested negative for the virus but had some symptoms. Habba showed up to court without a mask, the New York Post reported.


Out of an abundance of caution, Kaplan suspended the proceedings. The entire jury pool will be tested for COVID-19 and the trial, for now, is expected to resume Tuesday morning.

Trump’s attorneys have asked that he
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