The battle between Donald Trump and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over Trump University plays on.
FROM CNN: a New York court ruled that Schneiderman’s $40 million civil suit alleging fraud against Trump University would still have to go to trial, even though Schneiderman had asked the court for a ruling based on the evidence already presented.
No date has been set for a trial. But according to a statement from Schneiderman, the judge “indicated her intention to move as expeditiously as possible.”
A spokesman for Schneiderman’s office said the trial could take place as early as this fall. If so, that timing could prove tricky for Trump should he be chosen as the GOP’s presidential nominee.
The denial of Schneiderman’s request for summary judgment came after a New York court rejected the arguments of Donald Trump’s lawyers that Schneiderman’s fraud case should be tossed out.
Trump is still fighting that decision, and plans to appeal to a higher court, according to Alan Garten, an attorney for Trump.
Schneiderman’s suit, filed in 2013, accuses Trump’s real estate seminar business of deceptive business practices, alleging that its advertisements made false claims, including that Trump handpicked the instructors and that consumers who took the seminars would receive access to private sources of financing — i.e., “hard money lenders.”
“It was a classic bait-and-switch scheme,” Schneiderman told CNN.
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