March 7, 2016
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – The New York State Attorney General won a major court victory in his lawsuit against Donald Trump and Trump University. The suit, filed in 2013, charges that Trump operated a sham for-profit college from 2005-2011, misleading consumers into paying for a series of expensive courses that did not deliver on their promises.
This March 1st ruling by the Appellate Division will allow the Attorney General’s entire fraud case to move forward as he seeks restitution for the more than 5,000 consumers allegedly scammed.
“This decision is a clear victory in our effort to hold Donald Trump and Trump University accountable for defrauding thousands of students. The state Supreme Court had already granted our request for summary judgment determining that Trump and his University are liable for operating illegally in New York as an unlicensed educational institution. This decision means our entire fraud case can move forward, and confirms that the case is subject to a six year statute of limitations. As the state’s chief law enforcement officer, my job is to see that perpetrators of fraud are brought to justice. We look forward to demonstrating in a court of law that Donald Trump and his sham for-profit college defrauded more than 5,000 consumers out of millions of dollars,” said New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.