Monday, August 1, 2016

Trump stiffs Florida painter, now ordered to pay $300K in painter's legal costs

Back in June I blogged about Donald "Deadbeat" Trump not paying his bills.

There are damning investigations appearing in national news outlets about the thousands of bills Trump's companies did not pay. They contract for the work, refuse to pay or offer a fraction of what is owed, drag the small contractors into costly legal actions, and the small guys get burned.

The investigative work was done by USA Today: "Donald Trump casts himself as a protector of workers and jobs, but a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation found hundreds of people – carpenters, dishwashers, painters, even his own lawyers – who say he didn’t pay them for their work."

Them chickens are coming home to roost. One of them anyway.

The Miami Herald's report is titled "Judge orders Trump to pay nearly $300,000 in attorney’s fees in Doral painter’s lawsuit."

While developer Donald Trump was busy getting the Republican Party’s presidential nomination this week, he was losing big in a Miami-Dade County courtroom.

Circuit Court Judge Jorge Cueto, presiding over a lawsuit related to unpaid bills brought by a local paint store against the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort, ordered the billionaire politician’s company to pay the Doral-based mom-and-pop shop nearly $300,000 in attorney’s fees.

All because, according to the lawsuit, Trump allegedly tried to stiff The Paint Spot on its last payment of $34,863 on a $200,000 contract for paint used in the renovation of the home of golf’s famed Blue Monster two years ago.

As of July 22, the Herald reports that Trump still hasn't paid that bill.

h/t Daily Kos

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