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Trump golf course ordered to pay $5.7 million to ex-members

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A Florida golf course owned by President Donald Trump must immediately repay $5.7 million to 65 former members who had been denied membership refunds after he bought the club in 2012, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. District Judge Kenneth Marra ruled that Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter violated contracts the members had signed with the previous owner, Ritz-Carlton. The average payment will be about $87,000 if the ruling is upheld. Attorney Brad Edwards, who represented the members, said Wednesday…

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All four Senate candidates will face off this Thursday

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From Jeremy Wallace: Sarasota will be at the center of Florida politics this week when most of the major candidates for the U.S. Senate and for governor are scheduled to attend a pair of forums Thursday hosted by the Florida Society of News Editors/Florida Press Association. When the U.S. Senate candidates face off at the Ritz-Carlton, it will be the first time that all four of the major candidates are together, and the first time Gov. Charlie Crist will have…

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