A lawsuit against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s now-defunct business venture, Trump University, was set to go to trial, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Tuesday.
Scheiderman said in a statement that he expected Trump to be an “essential witness.”
Trump University was promoted as an online course that would share Trump’s secrets to success as a businessman. Schneiderman filed a lawsuit alleging those expectations were not met by the university.
“I am very pleased the judge has indicated her intention to move as expeditiously as possible to trial, as thousands of Mr. Trump’s alleged victims have been waiting years for relief from his fraud,” Schneiderman said in the statement. “We believe that Mr. Trump and Mr. Sexton will be essential witnesses at trial. As we will prove in court, Donald Trump and his sham for-profit college defrauded thousands of students out of millions of dollars.”
Schneiderman was referring to Michael Sexton, the former president of Trump University.