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CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge in Chicago has refused to grant a new trial to an 87-year-old who claimed billionaire Donald Trump cheated her in a skyscraper-condo purchase.
Jacqueline Goldberg had sought damages totaling $6 million from the "The Apprentice" star in the civil case involving her purchase of two condos at Chicago's Trump International Hotel & Tower.
In rulings filed Friday, Judge Amy St. Eve says Goldberg's motion for a new trial was "riddled with unsupported accusations." She also ordered Goldberg to pay $48,000 to Trump to cover part of his legal costs.
In May, jurors rejected Goldberg's allegation Trump defrauded her by reneging on a profit-sharing proposal after she committed to buying the properties.
Trump's lawyers argued Goldberg signed a buyers' contract giving him rights to withdraw the offer.
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