Trump to testify in university fraud trial

Citing concern that a “media frenzy” would ensue if a trial were held before the November presidential election, the judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit against Donald Trump over a real estate ‘university’ accused of defrauding students scheduled a late November date for the years-old litigation, writes Jeff McDonald for Los Angeles Times.

Jury selection in the case, which is expected to last four weeks or longer, is set to begin on 28 November. Trump's attorney said the billionaire businessman plans to attend as much of the trial as possible – and testify.

US District Judge Gonzalo P Curiel in San Diego said his top priority was making sure jurors would be able to evaluate the case and render a verdict based strictly on evidence rather than on influences related to events surrounding the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Plaintiffs claim that they paid thousands of dollars for a programme that was worthless, something Trump denies.
Full report on the Los Angeles Times site