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

FILE - In this May 14, 2013 file photo, Donald Trump arrives at federal court n Chicago to testify at a civil trial where he's accused of enticing investors to buy condos at his Chicago skyscraper with promises of profit-sharing, then quietly reneging on them. On Monday, May 20, 2013, Jacqueline Goldberg, 87, who alleges Trump cheated her in a bait-and-switch scheme has told jurors she had qualms about suing the developer-turned-TV star given his power and influence. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

CHICAGO. Illinois (AP) – Jurors have sided with billionaire Donald Trump and against an 87-year-old grandmother who took him to court alleging that the “Apprentice” star cheated her in a skyscraper condo deal.

The federal jury in Chicago returned with a finding in Trump’s favor Thursday.

Goldberg claimed the real estate mogul-turned-TV star carried out a bait and switch by offering her profit sharing in his namesake Chicago tower and reneging only after she committed to buy.

The case pitted the New Yorker who revels in his image as a big talker against Goldberg. A plaintiff’s attorney portrayed her as a former waitress who learned her values growing up during the Depression.

The Evanston woman had sought various damages totaling around $6 million.

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