Trump Developers Say Condo Fraud Claims Filed Too Late

Law360, Los Angeles (December 19, 2012, 7:33 PM EST) -- Developers accused of duping almost 200 people into buying condos in the now-defunct Trump Ocean Resort Baja Mexico project urged a California judge Wednesday to throw out the plaintiffs' federal consumer protection claims, saying buyers waited too long to name an "indispensable party" as a defendant.

The suit includes claims for common-law fraud and negligent misrepresentation, but The Trump Organization and developer Adam Fisher directed their attack toward claims that they violated the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act in selling the luxury condos to 190 prospective buyers. The plaintiffs claim they lost more than $20 million in deposits when the...

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