Posted by News Express | 11 November 2016 | 3,464 times
US President-elect Donald Trump has 75 law suits against him in various courts, according to a report by USA Today.
The news magazine said the array of lawsuits will sap the energy of the 45th US president from January, as he begins the task of choosing his cabinet.
The real-estate developer turned politician is familiar with the courtroom.
As reported by USA Today in June, Trump has been a party to some 4,000 lawsuits over the last 30 years – a uniquely large number of actions framed by detractors as a telling indicator of a life of crooked dealing, and by supporters as simply the cost of running an enormously successful business in America.
USA Today said Trump’s load of 75 lawsuits – the first of their kind for any president, will accompany Trump as he moves into the White House.
At issue in Trump’s most well-known and problematic legal battles – the subject of three separate lawsuits in fact – is Trump University, the eponymous real-estate seminar program that former students say was nothing more than a scam selling Trump-made promises of financial success that never materialised and stripped the poor, the naive, and the elderly of life’s savings instead.
The federal class action cases were filed in 2010 and 2013, before Trump made good on his decades of teasing a presidential run. They are both being heard in California, by Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was dragged into the campaign over the summer when Trump told an interviewer that the case was stacked against him because Curiel was “a Mexican,” and explained, “we’re building a wall between here and Mexico.” (Judge Curiel was born in Indiana.)
The fraud case filed in 2010, Low v. Trump University, goes to trial in less than three weeks. The second, Cohen v. Trump, alleges Trump’s “school” was really a criminal organisation and violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Lawyers are currently fighting over evidence in that case and a trial date hasn’t been set. (Daily Beast via NAN)
•Photo shows US President-elect Donald Trump.
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