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The Latest: Trump Will Testify After Election On Lawsuit

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(AP) — Donald Trump will testify after the presidential election on a class-action lawsuit that accuses the billionaire businessman and his now-defunct Trump University of defrauding people who paid up to $35,000 for real estate seminars.

A federal judge in San Diego on Friday set a Nov. 28 trial. Trump lawyer Daniel Petrocelli says the presumptive GOP nominee plans to attend most, if not all, of trial and will take the witness stand.

The lawsuit is one of three that accuse Trump University of fleecing students with unfulfilled promises to teach secrets of success in real estate.

Trump's attorneys resisted the idea bringing the six-year-old case to trial while the real estate mogul was in the race. Plaintiffs had suggested a June trial.


11:55 p.m. (AP) -- A federal judge in San Diego has said he wanted a trial by the middle of this year in a class-action lawsuit against Donald Trump by students of Trump University who say they were defrauded. That was before the real estate mogul appeared headed for the Republican presidential nomination.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel is expected to address timing at a final pretrial conference Friday.

Trump's lawyers have already signaled opposition to a trial while Trump is in the race. Trump is on a list of defense witnesses who may be called to testify.

The case is one of three lawsuits that accuse Trump University of fleecing students with unfilled promises to teach secrets of success in real estate at seminars that cost up to $35,000.