WASHINGTON (AP) — A midlevel New York court has refused to throw out a fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump over his former school for real estate investors.
The Appellate Division on Tuesday unanimously rejected Trump’s request to dismiss the 2013 suit.
The four justices also denied New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s request for an immediate judgment, saying there are material issues of fact.
Schneiderman alleges Trump University was unlicensed and promised lessons with real estate experts hand-picked by Trump, only one of whom had ever met him.
He says the school used “bait-and-switch” tactics. Its name was changed to the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative before it closed in 2010.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
Trump’s presidential opponents attacked him over the litigation during Thursday’s GOP debate. The ruling comes as Super Tuesday primary voters head to the polls.