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Elderly Atlantic City lady sticks it to Donald Trump

Posted by Garrett Quinn, Less is More  August 29, 2011 04:57 PM

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Perennial potential presidential candidate and Atlantic City real estate mogul Donald Trump usually gets what he wants. He owns casinos, hotels, golf courses, and office towers all over the country. He even just bought another private jet. Vera Coking's old Atlantic boarding house was one of the few things he couldn't get. He tried to buy her out. He tried to have her home condemned. He even tried to use New Jersey eminent domain laws to get her property but ultimately failed.

Now Coking is selling her property. Her asking price? $5 million.

Read this bizarre and fascinating story from the Press of Atlantic City here.

Coking's successful fight against eminent domain abuse came before the tragic Kelo vs New London Supreme Court ruling. You have to wonder what would have happened to Coking if she didn't win in 1998 as Pfizer started out on their quest to build in New London that same year.

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Garrett Quinn began writing for newspapers at age 17 with CNC in his native South Shore. He has been published in BlueMassGroup, RedMassGroup, Pioneer Investigates, and Wonkette. He is a More »

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