Last October, Judge Otero dismissed one of the suits Stormy Daniels filed against Donald Trump and ordered her to pay Trump’s attorneys’ fees which amounted well into six figures. Following that ruling, Trump agreed not to sue Daniels for her violations of the terms of their non-disclosure agreement. That rendered moot one of her other suits, and Judge Otero has now dismissed that case for lack of jurisdiction. Federal courts cannot rule on a moot case with no controversy to adjudicate. Because the case was originally filed in state court, it has been remanded back there for the final i-dotting and t-crossing, but it’s over for all practical purposes.
Here’s the judge’s ruling—
Michael Avenatti is trying to spin this as a win for his client.