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Lawyers File Motion to Delay Trump University Trial

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Donald Trump’s attorneys have filed a motion to delay until after the presidential inauguration a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the president-elect and his now-defunct Trump University.

In the motion filed Saturday in San Diego federal court, Trump’s lawyer Daniel Petrocelli argues that the extra months would give both sides time to possibly reach a settlement.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Petrocelli wants to postpone the trial until sometime soon after the Jan. 20 inauguration to allow Trump to focus on the transition to the White House.

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The motion also requests that Trump be allowed to be questioned in a videotaped deposition to be recorded before the trial.

The lawsuit alleging Trump University failed on its promise to teach success in real estate is scheduled to begin Nov. 28.