The Trump family’s $25 billion penthouse in Trump Tower in New York City is still a few years away from being completed.
The building is now the subject of a lawsuit from its previous owner, Fort Lauderdale-based Trump International Hotel & Marina.
That lawsuit accuses the Trump Organization of defrauding Fort Lauderdale of tens of millions of dollars by claiming the hotel would have an exclusive entrance for Trump’s children.
It also alleges the hotel was a “loser” for failing to maintain the building’s security measures.
Fort Lauderdale is one of more than 50 cities in Florida that have sued Trump to recover millions of the roughly $3.7 million in rent the hotel owes.
The Trump Organization settled the lawsuit last year for $2.7 billion, but the judge overseeing the case has repeatedly said the hotel will have to pay as much as $10 million in back rent to Fort Lauderdale, which is not eligible for any money back.
The hotel’s lawyers declined to comment.
The lawsuit filed by Fort Lauderdale alleges that the hotel and Trump Organization were aware of “the risk that the Trump name would be used in an unauthorized manner by others or in a manner that would be offensive to a reasonable person.”
Fort Lauderdale said in a statement it “stands by the facts and the lawsuit” filed against the Trump organization.
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas City, and Kansas City’s Downtown are among cities in Missouri, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Washington, D.C. In New York, the Trump Foundation sued the city of Manhattan, accusing it of failing to secure permits for its luxury hotel and condominiums.
The suit said the city failed to properly enforce the city’s hotel occupancy rules.
The city has since granted permits for the new hotel and condo developments.