U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra is expected to approve the settlement, which would end a long-running lawsuit between President Donald Trump and members of the Jupiter, Fla., golf club. Under the terms of the settlement, lawyers who represented club members would get $1.9 million and most of the remaining money would be divided among the […]
The payout of $5.45 million is more than 94% of what a U.S. District Judge ordered last February. The club had been scheduled to argue an appeal of that ruling in May, but a lawyer for the former club members who had resigned and been denied their refunds proclaimed, “In our view, the class prevailed.”
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The decision by a lower court in February to order the refunds confirmed that the case is one of a “straightforward breach of contract,” the members said. The Trump Organization is appealing the decision, arguing that it followed the contracts by placing members who wished to resign on a waiting list to have membership deposits refunded once a required number of new memberships were sold.
The Trump Organization is arguing that a federal judge erred in February when he ordered the company to repay 65 members for improperly keeping their deposits. Trump lawyer Bruce Rogow admitted that members shouldn’t have been forced to pay annual dues for a club they could no longer use, but said the ruling allows the […]