What to Know
- A federal court judge in Palm Beach County ruled that a case brought by former members of what is now Trump National Jupiter will be heard.
- According to the Palm Beach Post, Donald Trump and his son Eric could be called to testify in the case.
Just weeks after likely accepting the Republican Party nomination for President, Donald Trump could be in the Sunshine State...but he might now be here to campaign.
A federal court judge in Palm Beach County ruled that a case brought by three former members of what is now Trump National Jupiter will be heard this August. According to the Palm Beach Post, Trump and his son Eric could be called to testify in the case.
The case centers around the three men who were members of the course when it was the Ritz Carlton Golf Club. After Trump purchased the club in 2012, the men say Trump cancelled their memberships and those of nearly 60 others without returning their deposits within 30 days, which they say was in their contracts.
Trump sent the individuals a letter saying they could "opt in" to his new club, only if they forfeited those security deposits.
Barring a last second ruling on motions from Trump's lawyers to dismiss the case, the two sides will be in court on August 5th to decide what date the trial will begin.
It's the second high profile case involving Trump. Another suit against the real estate mogul over the former Trump University, one that has been thrust into the spotlight with recent comments from Trump about the judge in that case, is not scheduled to be heard until three weeks after the November 7th general election.