Trump golf membership appeals $5.77 million loss over membership charges | Information


A Florida golf membership owned by U.S. President Donald Trump appealed a federal decide’s ruling that it pay $5.77 million to former members for refusing to refund their deposits after they wished to resign.

The Trump Nationwide Golf Membership in Jupiter, Florida, filed a discover on Tuesday saying it is going to ask the 11th U.S. Circuit Court docket of Appeals in Atlanta to evaluate the Feb. 1 ruling by U.S. District Decide Kenneth Marra.

Its discover didn’t present the authorized foundation for the attraction.

Marra, who sits in West Palm Seaside, Florida, dominated after a non-jury trial that the golf membership had no proper to maintain the deposits of 65 members concerned within the lawsuit, even because it barred them from utilizing the membership.

He stated the golf membership breached contracts that the members had signed with Ritz-Carlton, which owned the membership earlier than Trump took it over in late 2012.

The Trump Group stated shortly after Marra dominated that it might attraction.

It stated the membership was “struggling financially” when Trump purchased it, and that “we offered overwhelming proof that the plaintiffs’ memberships had been by no means recalled.”

The president was not a defendant, however the judgment was believed to be the primary towards an organization he managed since he took workplace on Jan. 20.

The appeals course of usually takes a minimum of a number of months.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Enhancing by Jonathan Oatis)