New York State Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern determined on Tuesday that an ongoing lawsuit against Trump University will go to trial. “I am very pleased the judge has indicated her intention to move as expeditiously as possible to trial, as thousands of Mr. Trump’s alleged victims have been waiting years for relief from his fraud," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement provided to The Daily Beast. "We believe that Mr. Trump and Mr. Sexton will be essential witnesses at trial. As we will prove in court, Donald Trump and his sham for-profit college defrauded thousands of students out of millions of dollars.”
Schneiderman's suit claims that the educational institution set up by Trump and his business partner Michael Sexton ripped students off of a collective $40 million. Trump has been adamant about not wanting to settle the case but also not wanting it to proceed during the campaign cycle. He also faces two separate class-action lawsuits in California pertaining to Trump University.