NY's Fraud Suit Against Trump University Moving Along

New York state's fraud suit against Trump University is inching along.

A New York judge heard procedural arguments Tuesday in the attorney general's ongoing lawsuit against Donald Trump and his former school for real estate investors.

"I am very pleased the judge has indicated her intention to move as expeditiously as possible to trial," Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said.

He went on to state that Mr. Trump will be an essential witness at trial.

Among other things, the lawyers debated whether the case should be decided by a judge or a jury.

"Although there are several procedural matters that remain open, we do not understand why the attorney general objects to the jury trial we requested, especially when he represents the very people of New York City, yet fears they will decide his claims," Trump's representative, Attorney Jeffrey L. Goldman, said.

The 2013 suit alleges that Trump used bait-and-switch tactics to get students to pay for lessons with hand-picked experts Trump largely didn't meet.

The Republican presidential hopeful has denied wrongdoing.

Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern told both sides to return after a higher court rules on an appeal.

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