Below is the first part of an article by Ken Lovett from nydailynews.com. It reads…
Here’s a case from the other coast that got overlooked.
A class action fraud lawsuit filed against Donald Trump and his real estate “university” was certified to move forward by a US district judge in California.
But while the judge, Gonzalo Curiel, rejected Trump’s push to dismiss the lawsuit, his ruling dated Feb. 21 did limit its scope to those in California, New York and Florida who took expensive seminars at Trump University, felt deceived, and did not get a full refund.
Those bringing the case had hoped it would cover clients in all 50 states. Curiel’s decision also narrowed to five, down from 14, the allegations that can be pursued.
The suit claims that Trump defrauded wannabe real estate investors through his “Trump University” by offering free seminars to help them get rich by teaching real estate-investing techniques used by the billionaire developer-turned-reality TV star.
But, the suit says, the free seminars were often nothing more than sell jobs to get people to sign up for a $1,495, three-day seminar and eventually an “elite” program costing as much as $35,000 per person.
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