Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Grandmother trumped in court case

Jacqueline Goldberg leaves federal court after a jury returned with a finding in Donald Trump's favour in her civil case (AP)

US jurors sided with billionaire Donald Trump and against an 87-year-old grandmother who took him to court alleging that the star of the US version of The Apprentice cheated her in a skyscraper condominium deal.

The federal jury in Chicago returned with a finding in Trump's favour on Thursday.

Jacqueline Goldberg claimed the property mogul-turned-TV star carried out a bait and switch deal by offering her profit sharing in his namesake Chicago tower and reneging only after she committed to buy.

The case pitted the New Yorker who revels in his image as a big talker against Ms Goldberg.

A plaintiff's lawyer portrayed her as a former waitress who learned her values growing up during the Depression.

The Evanston woman had sought various damages totalling around six million US dollars (£3.97 million).

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