Judge allows Donald, Ivanka Trump to press lawsuit to strip Trump name from Taj Mahal casino

Associated Press

A bankruptcy court judge has sided with Donald and Ivanka Trump, ruling that they can move forward with a lawsuit seeking to strip the Trump name from Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino.

Judge Kevin Gross lifted a stay on Friday that had prevented the Trumps from proceeding with their lawsuit in state court.

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The Trumps say that Trump Entertainment Resorts, with which Donald Trump is no longer affiliated, allowed its two Atlantic City casinos to fall into disrepair.

That, the Trumps say, damages their personal brand.

The company has stripped the Trump name from most of Trump Plaza, which closed on Sept. 16, but is fighting to be able to use it at the Taj Mahal, its lone remaining casino.