After tilting at Scottish windmills and losing, Trump refuses to pay legal bills

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Severin Carrell reported yesterday in the Guardian that the Trump Organization is refusing to accept a legal bill of tens of thousands of pounds for the Scottish government’s court costs when it defended against Trump’s lawsuit over the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, an eleven-turbine windfarm in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland. Trump had called the windfarm ‘’monstrous’’, claiming that it would ruin the view from his golf resort at Menie; the wind farm is about three miles away from the clubhouse and 2.4 miles from the course’s southern boundary.

Trump took his case to the courts and eventually lost in the UK supreme court in 2015, which awarded court costs to the Scottish government. Trump’s firm has refused to accept the bill for the costs, so the dispute over the legal bills is now before a court-appointed adjudicator.

Last month the Trump organization admitted that Trump’s golf resort was never developed according to plans not because of the windfarm, but because of the 2008 recession and 2014 drop in oil prices. The golf club has lost money seven years in a row, and last week posted an annual loss of a million pounds.

Meanwhile, despite Trump’s assertion that the windfarm would never be built, all of the planned wind turbines were installed — including two 8.8 MW Vestas V164 models that are the most powerful wind turbines deployed anywhere in the world — and the windfarm was officially inaugurated in September 2018.

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Independent

Rack up the bill with all the money he owes the US cities for security while campaigning. Is it possible he doesn’t have the money to pay his bills? Or is he just a shister who cheats everyone? This will be interesting to follow. Maybe they will take his golf course in payment- not that they want it.

David
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David

He is a shyster!!! He is the Chosen One, don’t forget. A stable genius.

Rutokin
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Rutokin

Let’s all hope that he spends as much time there as possible, remember he thinks that windmills cause cancer,so please go and play as much golf as you can and remember to spend as much time on the back nine as possible, we would really appreciate it

DHG
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They will just seize any and all property and sell it, they dont play games in the UK

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

…As has been said many times. Trump has been as the lawyers proctologist’s, as he’s stuffed more legal bills , and attorneys than a taxidermist in deer season .
…He can only get lawyers to take his cases if they want to make make a name for themselves, not to get paid because they won’t.
..It’s gone the way of Trump
University, Trump tacos , Trump stakes, ( which turned out to be mistakes ) , bankruptcies, and Casinos. Gone with the wind or into trump’s pocket.
…Cheating , lying , stalking, predatory
behavior , that’s his name and his game !

Independent
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Independent

Perhaps now he is a murderer

Chris Whitley
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Chris Whitley

According to the Kurds and many rights wing religious groups. What I find hard to comprehend is that the religious evangelical right is the backbone to his base and with his pull out of Syria they are pissed and say he should not have done that. Who would is the moron going to get to vote for him next.