Trump Files $100M Suit Over Golf Course

Mogul: city aims to 'stymie everything I do'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 20, 2008 11:20 AM CST
US property tycoon Donald Trump holds a press conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland, Tuesday June 10, 2008.   (AP Photo / David Cheskin, PA)
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(Newser) – Donald Trump is taking his ongoing battle over a California golf course to court, the Los Angeles Times reports. Trump bought the course in Rancho Palos Verdes 6 years ago and wooed city officials by sprucing it up. Then came battles over land, ficus trees, and a street he wanted to rename after himself. "The town does everything possible to stymie everything I do," said Trump after filing the $100 million lawsuit.

“We have bent over backwards many, many times to work with Donald Trump,” countered the city’s mayor. Angry residents refer to Trump's plan for Trump National Drive as "Ego Aisle" or "Narcissism Lane." Trump's lawsuit accuses the city of fraud and civil rights violations because officials are blocking changes needed to keep the "Trump image" up to snuff, the LAT notes.