Whether a former contestant on “The Apprentice” will have to wait until President Donald Trump is out of office to hale him in to court in her defamation lawsuit is expected to be the central issue before a Manhattan appeals court on Thursday afternoon when it is set to hear arguments in the case.

Trump’s lawyers are set to argue before the Appellate Division, First Department, that Summer Zervos—who said Trump subjected her to unwanted kissing and groping in 2007 and whose lawsuit says he defamed her by calling her a liar during the 2016 election campaign—may not litigate her case while he is in office.   

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