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Summary: The fraud case against Trump University received four thumbs up by an appeals court to move forward after Trump tried to get the case thrown out for passing the statute of limitations timeline.

Super Tuesday is a big day for the presidential candidates. The heat was turned on Donald Trump at the last Republican debate over his controversial Trump University scandal. Now Trump is getting even more pressure as a state appeals court is allowing the fraud case against Trump University to move forward.

  
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Learn more about the case here Trump Forced to Be Witness in Trump University Civil Case.

Four judges of the state Appellate Division unanimously agreed that the state Attorney General’s office is “authorized to bring a cause of action for fraud.” Trump has tried to argue that the statute of limitations has expired for the case so it should be tossed.

The now defunct school operated from 2004 and 2010. It is being hailed as a sham that ripped off students. Trump University speakers advertised a free three-day seminar that “would teach students all they needed to know to be successful real estate investors, the instructors at those three-day seminars then engaged in a ‘bait and switch,’ telling students that they needed to attend yet another seminar for an additional $5,000 to learn more about particular lenders.”

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See NY Attorney General Sues Donald Trump over his Bogus “Trump University” to learn more.

The lawsuit claims that Trump University deceived “over 5,000 individuals nationwide, including over 600 New Yorkers, into paying as much as $35,000 each to participate in live seminars and mentorship programs with the promise of learning Donald Trump’s real estate investing techniques.”



The lawsuit continues by stating that students believed “they were attending a legally chartered ‘university’” and were “intentionally misrepresented, through advertisements and oral misrepresentations, that prospective students would be taught by successful real estate ‘experts’ who were ‘handpicked’ by Mr. Trump when, as alleged by petitioner, not a single instructor was actually handpicked by Mr. Trump.” Trump even states on a video for the “students” that, “We’re going to have professors that are absolutely terrific – terrific people, terrific brains, successful, the best…all people that are handpicked by me.” Only one instructor has actually met Trump.

Read Donald Trump May Find Himself Banned from Britain to learn how many people do not like him.

The University was shut down in 2010 after the state Education Department sent a cease and desist letter for ignoring warnings to not use the word “university” in its name or do business in New York state. The school changed its name to Trump Entrepreneur but officially shut down soon after.

An appeal will be hard to Trump since all four judges voted in agreement. He will have to receive special judicial permission.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/court-rules-g-trump-university-fraud-lawsuit-proceed-article-1.2548924?cid=bitly

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