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Man accuses Trump campaign, Maryland State Police of defamation

By Wadi Reformado | Jul 19, 2017

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BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — An individual is suing Donald J. Trump for President Inc. and the Maryland State Police Department for alleged defamation.

Matthew K. Thaler had initially filed the complaint on May 26 in the Baltimore Circuit Court., alleging that the defendants made false accusations against him in order to defame him. But the defendants removed the case to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on June 21.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages to his reputation after being removed from President Donald J. Trump's campaign rally in Berlin, Md. on April 20, 2016. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly making false statements about him, including accusing him of criminal trespass.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount that exceeds $75,000 plus interest, all legal fees, punitive damages and any other relief this court deems just. He is represented by Jason A. Ostendorf of Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC in Owings Mills, Md.

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland case number 1:17-cv-01700-RDB

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