Trump Predicts Victory in Lawsuit Against Trump University

NEW ORLEANS, Lousiana—New York's attorney general is “desperate to settle” his $40 million lawsuit against the now-shuttered Trump University, real estate mogul Donald Trump told Brietbart News at a press conference at the Republican Leadership Conference Friday.

“We have a guy in New York, Eric Schneiderman. He’s a lightweight. He’s an attorney general—real dope and he’s driving business out of New York left and right. And he’s only doing it because he wants publicity for himself—not a highly respected guy—could lose an election, but in my case it was very small. We have a school. We have a 98 percent approval rating. We have this tremendous approval rating and he sued us and it’s an amazing thing,” Trump said.

Following an investigation over two years ago, Schneiderman filed a $40 million lawsuit against the New York City- based businessman last summer. As Trump University closed down almost three years ago, Schneiderman accused Trump University of being a “bait and switch” scam guaranteeing students wealth if they took classes.

Trump added:

And we didn’t take federal funding and we didn’t take any of that like a lot of schools did. But he sued us, as you probably know, we had some very good court victories and we will win it. He wants to settle. He wants to settle desperately. I’m not interesting in settling. They do want to settle. You’ve heard that, I’m sure, from many people, but I’m not interested. I’m not a settler—not when I’m right. I only settle when I’m wrong.

In late January, New York State Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern dismissed parts of the lawsuit, The New York Daily News reported. Although Kern limited the statute of limitations on other parts of the case to just three years, she also ruled the basic common law fraud allegation against Trump could move forward.


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