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87-year-old woman loses to Trump in civil case

May 24, 2013 • Entertainment


Jacqueline Goldberg responds to a reporters’ question after a federal jury returned with a finding in Donald Trump’s favor in her civil case alleging that the real estate mogul cheated her in a skyscraper condo deal, Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.

Jurors sided with the real estate mogul-turned-TV showman in a weeklong civil trial focused on Jacqueline Goldberg’s claim that Trump cheated her in a bait-and-switch scheme connected to condos in a Chicago skyscraper he built.

The federal jury in Chicago returned with a finding in Trump’s favor after deliberating for more than five hours over two days. Goldberg, of Evanston, had sought damages totaling around $6 million.

As the judge read the decision in court, Goldberg showed little emotion herself — though her attorney, Shelly Kulwin, slumped over and buried his head on a courtroom table.

Outside court, Goldberg, clutching an Agatha Christie detective novel in one hand, told reporters she has no regrets about suing Trump.

“I think I have exposed him for what he is. I had to try,” she said, adding that she Login to read more

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