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Trump University Judge Says He Plans to Let Suit Go to Trial

  • Tentative ruling means Trump could face two trials over school
  • Trump argues real estate seminar puffery can’t be called fraud
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Just hours after Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, a federal judge in San Diego said he plans to allow former students who claim to have been cheated by Trump University to take the billionaire candidate to trial.

Trump’s lawyers argue that sales "puffery" doesn’t amount to racketeering in an attempt to end one of two class-action lawsuits by former Trump University enrollees who claim they were cheated with false promises into paying as much as $35,000 for real-estate seminars and workshops.