Michael Cohen files lawsuit against Donald Trump's organization

Posted at 11:55 AM, Mar 07, 2019

President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is suing the Trump Organization , saying it failed to fulfill its contractual obligations to indemnify him or pay his attorneys' fees relating to his work after he began cooperating with federal investigators.

Cohen cites congressional hearings and the Mueller investigation as examples of his work as well as the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels.

In his complaint, Cohen says his legal bills for the criminal investigations he faced totaled $1.9 million.

"By failing to pay Mr. Cohen's attorneys' fees and costs and other amounts incurred in connection with the matters, the Trump Organization has breached the indemnification agreement," the filing states.

The filing is dated Thursday and was filed in the New York state Supreme Court.