EP Partners Win $5.7 Million Judgment in Trump Class Action Case

EP trial attorneys Brad Edwards, Seth Lehrman and their co-counsel Mark Fistos won a $5.7 million judgment on behalf of the plaintiffs in a federal class action case against the Trump Organization’s Trump National Golf Club Jupiter on February 1, 2017. The attorneys had tried the case on behalf of 65 class members, including three class representatives. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra heard the case and entered the judgment on behalf of the class of club members.

The trial focused on whether Trump breached membership agreements by failing to refund monies to the club member class.  Plaintiffs claimed that Trump recalled their memberships by refusing them access to the club facilities. Once their memberships were recalled, Trump was required to refund deposits within thirty days. However, Trump failed to pay refunds, and refused the club members access to the facilities despite continuing to charge them dues.

Edwards and Lehrman were featured in many media stories about the judgment. National media outlets covering the ruling included the Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNN, ESPN, Law360, NBC News, the New York Times and many others.

Listen to Brad Edwards discuss the judgment with NPR’s Greg Allen here.

The attorneys also garnered coverage in a variety of South Florida media outlets, including the Daily Business Review, Palm Beach Post, South Florida Business Journal, Sun Sentinel, The Real Deal and WPTV.

Farmer Jaffe appreciates the commitment and resolve of its clients who stood up for their rights and the rights of class members and pursued the case through trial.

EP attorneys litigate class actions in state and federal courts. They represent consumers and businesses in class action and whistleblower cases to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable. The firm class action and trial teams have significant experience winning class certification in contested cases and successfully handling complex jury trials and bench trials. The attorneys can be reached at 1-800-400-1098 during business hours on Eastern Standard Time.