Donald Trump is getting ready for this week’s first Republican presidential debate, but his vying for the land’s highest office isn’t shielding him from slip-and-fall lawsuits.
A Kentucky woman just filed a negligence action in a Miami-Dade County circuit court against The Donald’s Trump National Doral Miami because, she claims, she was injured in a fall in the resort’s pool area.
Jill Faul, a recruitment specialist who works for UPS near Louisville, says she was enjoying some time off on Trump’s golf property when she fell hard on marble where water from the Jacuzzi made the floor “unreasonably slippery.”
For her pain and suffering, Faul wants more than $15,000.
Faul didn’t returned calls for comment and neither did her lawyer.
Trump has yet to be served the lawsuit, but chances are he’s got bigger fish to fry.
Still for sale
Former Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall, who’s scheduled to line up with the hated New York Jets this season, has re-listed his Southwest Ranches mansion.
Last season, the guy was so desperate to sell that he brought it up on the show he co-hosted on Showtime, Inside The NFL.
Marshall must’ve assumed that everybody watching had $4.9 million in the bank. That’s what he wanted for the Landmark Ranch Estates crib he bought for $4.1 million when he was signed by the Fins in 2010.
Obviously, his appeal didn’t lead to more interest, and Marshall took the property off the market.
Now, right on time for the NFL season, the 15,000-square-foot mansion at 16710 Stratford Court is for sale again and listed with star Miami Beach realtor Ben Moss. New price: $4.49 million.
And there’s new interest: NBA star Michael Beasley, who was just cut loose by the Miami Heat, was spotted on the property last week.
The Florida angle
Most national news stories have a Florida angle, and the hunt for lion hunter Walter Palmer did go through the state’s Left Coast last week.
Minnesota dentist Palmer, who’s in hiding after he became the target of death threats for killing Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, is a part-time resident of Marco Island.
Records show that in 2013, Palmer, who spent $50,000 on his lion hunt, dropped $1.1 million on a 3,600-square-foot single family with a dock on a canal.
His neighbors aren’t talking, except to say he has not been at the home since winter.
Speaking of national news, Miami legal eagle Roy Black asked on his Facebook page whether the parents of the two Jupiter area teens lost at sea should be charged with criminal neglect for letting their 14-year-old boys on a boat unsupervised.
Within minutes, he had more than 450 comments, most of them threats and tirades heavy with four-letter words.
Hanging on Facebook’s a lot tougher than repping Justin Bieber, isn’t it, Roy?
“I like to start the discussion and provoke some interesting debate,” Black said. “Unfortunately, most people in social media can’t handle an intellectual debate and attack the person instead of the ideas. So it goes in American in the 21st century. Just ask Donald Trump!”