DIRKSEN FEDERAL COURT BUILDING — A jury has sided with Donald Trump in the case of an 87-year-old woman who sued the real estate mogul over a property deal gone bad.
Jacqueline Goldberg's suit centered on the common areas of the 92-story Trump International Hotel & Tower at Wabash Avenue and the Chicago River.
The suit claimed that profit-sharing from revenue generated by the hotel-condominium's grand ballroom, among other "common elements" in Trump's development, was originally part of the deal that got her to invest in two condos in the tower.
Goldberg put about $500,000 down as a deposit only to have executives renege, but when she tried to walk away from the deal, they kept her deposit, said her attorney, Shelly Kulwin.
The trial took place in Dirksen Federal Court Building before U.S. District Court Judge Amy St. Eve and included repeated heated exchanges between "The Donald" himself and Kulwin.
Trump, though, claimed it was Goldberg who owed him money, and accused her of playing "the age card."