Trump golf club pays $5.45M to settle claims from former members

Trump golf club pays $5.45M to settle claims from former members
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One of President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks 'Deflection Don' over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE’s golf clubs agreed to pay $5.45 million to settle claims by former members alleging that the club refused to give back their deposits after they resigned from the club, Reuters reported.

Last February, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra ordered the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., to pay $5.77 million to the members.


Before the announced settlement, the club was scheduled to argue its appeal in May, according to Reuters.

The settlement came after Trump changed the membership rules of the golf club. Trump’s new rules stated that members who wanted to resign from the club — who previously were allowed to golf until their replacements were found — were not allowed to use the club anymore.

The changes justified a return of $4.85 million to 65 members plus interest, according to the district judge.

Reuters reported that the former members would get about 71 percent of their deposits back in the settlement. The district judge still has to approve the settlement.