Looks like Donald Trump messed with the wrong judge!
U.S District Judge Gonzalo Curiel denied Trump and his attorney’s request to move a Trump University trial date to 2017, according to a federal court document filed Thursday.
Earlier this week, Trump and his attorneys requested the trial date in the Low v. Trump class-action lawsuit be moved to a later date due to a scheduling conflict with one of his lead attorneys, Daniel Petrocelli. Curiel denied the request and in a court document said Trump and his attorneys failed to prove an actual or potential conflict exists between the Low case and the other trial Petrocelli is assigned to.
The rulings followed a difficult time for Trump, who created a firestorm back in June when he said Curiel had “an absolute conflict” in presiding over the case because he was “of Mexican heritage” and Trump had made a strong pledge to seal the southern U.S. border.
Judge Curiel, based in San Diego, is presiding over a pair of cases against Mr. Trump in which students alleged they were duped into paying tens of thousands of dollars for instruction at the now-defunct Trump University under false promises that they would be taught the magnate’s real-estate strategies. Mr. Trump denies the allegations, saying students got their money’s worth.
To read the judge’s decision, click HERE.