No Labels in legal hot water with big donors

New York megadonors have sued third-party organization No Labels over an alleged bait-and-switch situation, accusing the group of seeking donations as a bipartisan governing group and then looking to finance a third-party presidential campaign.

Two members of the Durst Organization, chairman Douglas Durst and president Jonathan Durst, filed a breach-of-contract and “unjust enrichment” suit on Tuesday in the New York Supreme Court. The cousins who lead the powerful real estate company are seeking damages and reimbursements for the $145,000 donated to No Labels as early as 2020.

Attorney Randy Mastro, whose firm represents the Dursts, told the New York Times that the Dursts only agreed to the donation because they believed No Labels was committed to promoting bipartisanship.

“They never imagined at the time that No Labels would pivot to becoming
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