Judge: Donald Trump entitled to attorney fees

Miami /
Jun.June 25, 2014 09:45 AM

Less than a week after Donald Trump was hit with a sanction by a federal judge in one of the lawsuits tied to the scuttled Trump International Hotel & Tower project, the celebrity developer notched a victory in Broward Circuit Court.

Retired Boston restaurateur John Taglieri and Crest Ultrasonics CEO J. Michael Goodson must cover some of the costs for Trump’s legal defense after the businessmen unsuccessfully sued the developer and the Trump Organization in an attempt to recover unit deposits at the Fort Lauderdale condo-hotel. Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld granted Trump’s motion for fees on Tuesday. The specific amount will be determined during the next hearing.

The judge ruled that before the trial began, Trump’s attorney asked the court to award his side attorney fees if it won the case, according to the Daily Business Review. Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued the claim for fees was unclear and should not be enforceable.

Trump is still dealing with lawsuits tied to condo developments in 10 cities, including Sunny Isles Beach and Tampa. [Daily Business Review]Eric Kalis


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(iStock)
South Florida construction starts fall in January
South Florida construction starts fall in January
Photo illustration of Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago (iStock, Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for TRD)
Trump argues to live in Mar-a-Lago — as an employee
Trump argues to live in Mar-a-Lago — as an employee
535 North County Road and Mark Pulte with former President Donald Trump (Google Maps; Pulte Family Foundation; Getty)
Spec home built on Trump’s former Palm Beach property under contract for $140M
Spec home built on Trump’s former Palm Beach property under contract for $140M
(iStock)
South Florida construction starts rise in December, end the year down 25%
South Florida construction starts rise in December, end the year down 25%
Trump Plaza’s condo board votes to remove ex-president’s name from West Palm towers
Trump Plaza’s condo board votes to remove ex-president’s name from West Palm towers
Trump Plaza’s condo board votes to remove ex-president’s name from West Palm towers
Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle with 492 & 494 Mariner Drive (Getty, Google Maps)
Jupiter’s Admirals Cove residents speak out against Don Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle’s plans to move in
Jupiter’s Admirals Cove residents speak out against Don Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle’s plans to move in
535 North County Road (Palm Beach Property Appraiser)
Oceanfront Palm Beach spec mansion hits the market, asking record $140M
Oceanfront Palm Beach spec mansion hits the market, asking record $140M
President Donald Trump with Melania Trump and Mar-a-Lago (Getty)
Florida representative wants Mar-a-Lago shut down following maskless NYE party
Florida representative wants Mar-a-Lago shut down following maskless NYE party
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...