July 23, 2016

Trump golf course hit with quarter million dollar lawyer fees for failure to pay bills

Washington Examiner

A Florida judge ordered  that [Donald Trumps golf course] pay $282,000 in attorney fees to a Doral, Fla., paint shop that sued the Republican nominee for unpaid bills.

Circuit Court Judge Jorge Cueto stated the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort pay The Paint Spot's lawyer fees to make up for its negligence.

Trump's resort was sued for not paying the remaining $34,000 of a $200,000 bill to a local paint store. When Trump's employees refused to pay the difference, a lien was slapped on the property and the judge ordered the foreclosure of the resort, which was still being renovated.

Trump got the judge to cancel the property auction after he placed $34,000 in escrow. In the meantime, the paint shop's owners asked Cueto to rule on its lawyers' fees: three $500-an-hour attorneys and two $150-an-hour paralegals.

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