Trump Org Loses Name Battle With Condo Owners

The New York Times reports:

Over the opposition of lawyers for a company owned by President Donald J. Trump, State Supreme Court Judge Eileen Bransten ruled Thursday that a condominium on the Upper West Side could remove the bronze letters spelling out his name from its 46-story building.

The ruling opens the door for the 377 condo owners at 200 Riverside Boulevard to formally vote on whether to keep or remove the T-R-U-M-P letters that have adorned the building, between 69th and 70th Streets, for the past 19 years.

Reading a 12-page document from the bench, Judge Bransten repeatedly rejected, dismissed or found the Trump lawyers’ arguments to be unpersuasive and granted summary judgment to the condominium’s board.

As I reported this morning, lawyers for the Trump Organization have demanded the individual names of unit owners who support taking down the name. Today’s action was taken by the building’s condo board. Trump is notorious for dragging out hopeless lawsuits with the intention of impoverishing his targets.