Trump Taj Mahal Union Appeal Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court


The silhouettes of visitors are seen outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino and hotel, owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 8, 2016.

Photographer: Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court wants no part of a dispute involving Donald Trump’s namesake casino.

The justices turned away an appeal from a union representing more than 1,000 workers at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The workers said they were improperly stripped of pension and health benefits when the casino’s parent company, Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., sought bankruptcy protection in 2014.

Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, no longer owns the casino and adjacent 2,010-room hotel, or the entertainment company. Trump Entertainment is now a subsidiary of billionaire Carl Icahn’s Icahn Enterprises LP.

Trump’s business record was an issue in the Republican primary campaign, and it’s already providing fodder for attacks from his probable general-election opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and her allies. Although Trump wasn’t involved in the latest case, his hotel and casino companies have declared bankruptcy four times.

The case is Unite Here Local 54 v. Trump Entertainment Resorts, 15-1286.

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