Giuliani, For Now, Can't Appeal Defamation Verdict In Ch. 11

By Clara Geoghegan · May 14, 2024, 6:56 PM EDT

A New York bankruptcy judge on Tuesday denied Rudy Giuliani's bid to lift his bankruptcy's automatic stay so he can challenge a $148 million defamation verdict, saying the Republican firebrand needs...

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When Rudy Giuliani filed for bankruptcy the day after two Georgia poll workers got a green light to immediately start collecting their $148 million defamation judgment against him, he chose a kind of filing — Chapter 11 — more commonly used by corporations than individuals for one reason: control.

Case Number



Sean H. Lane


U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York

Capital Structure

Total Liabilities:

$100,000,001 - $500 million

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Case Information

Case Title

Rudolph W. Giuliani

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

December 21, 2023