New York Sues Trump Over Bogus ‘University’

New York Sues Trump Over Bogus 'University'

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing Donald Trump for $40 Million for running a fraudulent “University.” The 5,000 students, who paid up to $35,000 each, should have known the deal was a fraud, since there was a warning label. It said “Trump” right on it.

The litigious Mr. Trump, less familiar with the business end of a lawsuit, is undoubtedly looking for Attorney General Schneiderman’s birth certificate. He’s already claimed that political extortion and President Obama are behind the charges. We don’t have any birth certificates, but here’s a document from Schneiderman v. The Trump Entrepreneur Initiative LLC, 400965-2012, Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York (Manhattan).

The New York State AG claims Mr. Trump’s unlicensed “university” was a bait-and-switch scheme, offering free courses that were sales pitches for $1,000 courses that were really sales pitches for $10,000 and $35,000 courses. Forget about Schneiderman; Donald Trump is looking at a big-time lawsuit from the Church of Scientology for stealing its business model.


“Trump University Made False Claims, Lawsuit Says,” Alan Feuer, New York Times

“Donald Trump faces $40M suit by New York AG, who says students got lesson in bait-and-switch,” Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal News

“N.Y. AG sues Trump, ‘Trump University,’ claims fraud,”

Michael Gormley, Associated Press via USA Today

“Was Trump University a Scam?” Daniel Luzer, Washington Monthly blog

“Inside Donald Trump’s University,” New York Times editorial


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