The Real Deal Miami

Trump’s suit against former lawyers dismissed

July 21, 2009 05:02PM

A New York State Supreme Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit in which Donald Trump accused his former lawyers, Morrison Cohen and David Scharf, of “rank commercialization” of Trump’s reputation because they used Trump’s name on their Web site. Trump, who filed the suit last August, argued that the use of his name was advertising without his consent. The firm represented Trump Briarcliff Manor Development against a contractor Trump said had overcharged for work on the Trump National Golf Club. But Judge Eileen Bransten dismissed Trump’s complaint. Trump told the New York Post the case settled last week and that he is very happy with it.