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Lawsuits from Trump business threaten to tie up presidency

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 15:40:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - Legal experts say lawsuits involving Donald Trump's businesses could follow him up in the courts for years. And that could be a problem when he assumes office as president.

The president-elect sat for a deposition last week in a lawsuit involving his Washington hotel, and he is tied up in other legal disputes set to proceed after Inauguration Day. Trump is also under investigation by the New York attorney general over whether he used his charity for personal benefit.

Trump opponents may now be more likely to hold out for settlements, figuring he will want to throw cash at them to put legal headaches behind him. Political enemies might provide financial backing for private suits, too.

Trump lawyer Alan Garten says people will be "wasting their time" attacking his boss.

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