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Kate Rhodes Quoted in “Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Airs Trump Claims, but May Not Unlock Tell-All”

Bloomberg Politics, Time

Kate B. Rhodes, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Bloomberg Politics, in “Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Airs Trump Claims, but May Not Unlock Tell-All,” by Erik Larson.

Following is an excerpt:

Daniels, who accepted $130,000 under a confidentiality agreement struck with Trump’s personal lawyer days before the 2016 presidential election, now wants a judge to void it. Because Trump didn’t sign the deal, she argues in a suit filed March 6 in Los Angeles, she shouldn’t be bound by its clause requiring disagreements to be settled in private arbitration.

Not only could it be tricky for Daniels to prevail, according to several legal experts, the suit could also expose her to accusations that she breached the contract herself. …

Kate Rhodes, an employment attorney with Epstein Becker & Green PC, said the agreement makes it clear that counter-parties can sign the contract, and it’s signed by Cohen. “Because she signed the agreement and took the money, under most jurisdictions that would be enough to enforce it against the parties,” Rhodes said.

Related reading:

Time, "Why Stormy Daniels' Lawsuit Against President Trump Is Weaker Than It Looks," by Erik Larson.