Judge rules: Trump U a ‘scheme to defraud’
A judge in the case of Trump University has denied a motion to dismiss the case.
Late Tuesday afternoon, Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel denied Donald Trump’s motion to get the Trump University case dismissed, finding instead that there is enough evidence to move forward. The class action lawsuit alleges that Trump University defrauded students out of thousands of dollars.
“The Court agrees with Plaintiff that the evidence in the record raises a genuine issue of material fact as to whether Defendant (Trump) participated in the operation or management of the enterprise,” Judge Curiel wrote in his order in response to Trump’s motion for summary judgement.
Curiel also found that there was a genuine issue as to whether Trump was involved in the “scheme to defraud” and whether they made representations that were “false and misleading.”