Before Inauguration, A Trial: Trump To Appear In Court Over Trump University

Evan Vucci

In less than three weeks, Trump is scheduled to take the witness stand in a federal civil trial over alleged fraud in the Trump University real estate seminar program, according to Politico.

Presided over by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego, the trial is one of two class action lawsuits filed by former students of Trump University alleging they were lured into paying up to $35,000 for real estate investment seminars that did not have the instructors or depth of subject matter promised.

The class-action case, Low v. Trump University LLC, 10-cv-00940n, is in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and is set for trial Monday, Nov. 28.

The New York attorney general also has a suit pending, in New York state court, accusing Trump University of fraud for deceiving students.

Just as many elements of Trump's candidacy and path to the White House
were unprecedented, so too is this degree of legal entanglement: never before has a president-elect had to defend himself in court as he also begins the enormous transition required to assume the presidency in January.

In addition to the suits over Trump University, Trump declared in an October speech in Gettysburg that he plans to sue the more than a dozen women who accused him of sexual harassment and assault. Additionally, New York state is conducting an investigation into his charitable foundation.

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