Did Donald Trump Hire Larry Klayman?

Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit that is so unbelievably stupid that it’s hard to believe he isn’t being represented by Larry Klayman. He’s suing the Palm Beach airport because the planes take off over his private club — right where the runways point when they take off, same place they pointed when he bought the place.

Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit over flight patterns at Palm Beach International Airport that he complains send airplanes over his Mar-A-Lago Club, damaging the club and causing a noise nuisance. Trump is seeking $100 million.

Built between 1921 and 1927, Mar-A-Lago is now a private club with 450 members. Trump purchased it in 1985, restored it, and opened it in 1995.

The lawsuit, filed against Palm Beach County, alleges that for many years, flights fanned out from the runway and avoided flying exclusively over the club. But in recent years, planes have stopped fanning out, instead flying east from the airport and putting Mar-A-Lago directly in their route, according to the complaint, filed Jan. 6 in the 15th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. The suit acknowledges that the county stopped fanning flights in order to control noise, but says that result is instead a concentration of noise in one direction–Trump’s.

To be fair, the chemtrails from the airplanes are choking the life out of that dead rodent that Trump has stapled to the top of his head.

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  • John Pieret

    Well, fees are fees and it doesn’t hurt if they come from rich fools.

  • StevoR

    Well guess he might’ve thought Klayman his Trump card but when he’s him in action reckon it’ll be a case of “you’re fired!”

    BTW. s Trump doing his usual pretend run for POTUS for 2016? Or is it still a bit early to tell?

  • StevoR

    ^ but when he see’s him in action ..

    Typos. Sigh.

  • Alverant

    Methinks he just wants to add an airport to his club so he can direct the noise over other sections of the city.

  • David C Brayton

    It’s hard to tell what exactly the cause of action is from that little snippet in Forbes, but Trump probably has a case. The suit probably alleges that the airport is creating a nuisance. In a nuisance lawsuit, the fact that the plaintiff moved in knowing that the defendant was doing the offending activity is not a defense.

  • dingojack

    I heard he was gonna hire the dead chipmunk stapled to his head — once it realized how idiotic the case was, it turned him down flat. :)

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Discovery question: how many times has one of Trump’s own jets flown over his club property?

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Discovery question: how many times has one of Trump’s own jets flown over his club property?

    Among other things, the suit actually complains that the airport forces Trump to fly over his own property.

    I don’t see why the suit should be considered absurd on it’s face. I’m sure there are some complicated legal issues involved, but if there was a significant change in the patterns of flights such that the changes created a substantial nuisance, Trump could have a case. Evidently, Trump is also arguing that the change in the pattern of landing and takeoff was done as retaliation for earlier legal run ins with the airport and its director, so it seems there are a couple of questions that could bear on damages.

    A little checking that I did indicates that at the least, changes in patterns of flyover could lead to liability for airports. And there is, in fact, a bad history between Trump and the airport director, so the possibility of malicious action doesn’t strike me as beyond the realm of possibility.

  • Michael Heath

    Here’s what’s really going on:

    Climate change has caused a shift in the winds so it’s always safer to now fly over Trump’s club where before it was only an occasional annoyance. But climate change is of course, merely an atheist/Muslim/Nazi/Marxist conspiracy, and not really happening. Ergo, Satan’s fucking with Donald Trump.

    Since The Donald’s always been trying to get into Sarah Palin’s pants, he’ll seek her advice. She’ll refer the Donald to the lady with infinite spaghetti, Cindy Jacobs (threesome opportunity!). Ms. Jacobs will cast a spell to get Satan to back-off, she’ll use pictures as part of the spell. Satan will have a difficult time distinguishing the picture of a bowl of spaghetti from The Donald’s head shot; that will in turn cause a Tsunami of spaghetti across the entire globe.

    While we’ll all have spaghetti sauce on our faces from who knows where, the winds will shift back in Trump’s favor and the day will be saved. And Klayman? Well, he’ll still be the worst lawyer in the U.S.

  • http://www.aquaticape.org anthrosciguy

    And Klayman? Well, he’ll still be the worst lawyer in the U.S.

    Worse than Orly Taitz?

  • lpetrich

    Here’s another thing that Donald Trump hates: wind turbines. Especially near golf courses that he either owns or wants to buy, like in Scotland and Ireland. Fortunately, the wind turbines stayed.

  • http://www.paulhutch.com/wordpress paulhutch

    The building is the Mar-A-Lago estate completed in 1927 for Marjorie Merriweather Post (founder of General Foods, Inc.). The American Institute of Architects rank it as the most important historic building in Palm Beach and fifth place for all of Florida. It is on the National Register of Historic places but more significantly it is a US National Historic Landmark.

    From some of the articles I’ve read over the past week it seems the main problem is increased vibrations due to the re-directed flights damaging the stucco facade of the building. If the re-direction of flights, regardless of the reason, is proven to be the primary cause of the structural damage then I think the airport may be on the hook for the cost of repairs.

  • dhall

    #11 – I was just thinking that the Scots and Irish must have finally run him off, if by way of nothing more than studious indifference to his cries of ‘don’t you know who I am,’ and he’s back here to work out his frustrations.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I’m with Trump on this one. Flying over his golf course ruined flying for me.

  • gerryl

    It’s not stapled. It’s duct taped.

  • https://www.facebook.com/roman.folk Roman Folk

    Others have noted that Mar-a-Lago is actually a club and not Trump’s personal residence. His ‘little’ beachfront cottage is in the north end of Palm Beach while Mar-a-Lago is in the south end.

    I lived in Palm Beach from 2003 to 2014 so I have a little knowledge of the situation regarding flights over the club – no climate change involved – prevailing winds in south Florida are from the East and South East, Mar-a-Lago is due east of Palm Beach International, therefore most flights will be over the club.

    In 1995, Trump sued Palm Beach County for aircraft noise and won, allowing him to lease land from the county and create the Trump International Golf Club, just south of the airport.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    In 1995, Trump sued Palm Beach County for aircraft noise and won, allowing him to lease land from the county and create the Trump International Golf Club, just south of the airport.

    So he sued over aircraft noise, and as compensation, he got an opportunity to lease more property that’s just as badly affected by aircraft noise? Not sure who’s the dumber party in that transaction.