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Local Trump University Case Moves Toward Trial

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, speaks during a GOP primary debate at Fox Theatre in Detroit, March 3, 2016.
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Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, speaks during a GOP primary debate at Fox Theatre in Detroit, March 3, 2016.

Local Trump University Case Moves Toward Trial
A San Diego-based class-action lawsuit against Trump University is one of three filed in the country. Students say they paid as much as $35,000 but received little useful training in real estate.

As litigation involving Trump University makes headlines on the presidential campaign trail, a San Diego class-action suit against the school is moving closer to trial.

The San Diego case is one of three filed against Trump University. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed one of the other two.

Patrons of Trump University contend they paid as much as $35,000 but received little useful training in real estate.

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has defended the education offered by the school, often pointing to cards filled out by students who gave the program a 98 percent satisfaction rating.

Recently, Trump said federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel was being unfair by allowing the San Diego case to continue. Trump brought up Curiel’s Hispanic heritage. The judge is the son of immigrants, though the former federal prosecutor grew up in Indiana.

The San Diego class-action suit, filed in 2010, may come to trial prior to the election. A final pretrial hearing is scheduled for May 6.

Both sides recently added Trump to their witness lists.

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