Trump loses latest bid to derail university fraud lawsuit

Donald Trump and his now-defunct real-estate university lost another legal attempt to block former students from suing as a group in a California case accusing the Republican presidential candidate of fraud, writes Erik Larson for Bloomberg.

Trump University is accused of cheating students by persuading them to pay tens of thousands of dollars for real-estate seminars that turned out to be "infomercials" for buying more classes. The former students also claim workshops were led by instructors who hadn’t been "hand-picked" by Trump as promised.

US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego last week rejected Trump’s argument that one of the lead plaintiffs in the case, Sonny Low, wasn’t actually concerned with whether Trump University was an accredited institution. One of the key claims in the class-action suit is that the students had relied on their belief that the university was accredited when they paid to attend.
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