Donald Trump demands AG Schneiderman produce names of victims in Trump University fraud case
By Glenn Blain/Daily News Albany Bureau
New York Daily News
March 16, 2014
In the latest salvo of their high-profile legal battle, [Donald] Trump’s lawyers have filed papers demanding that state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman produce the names of all 5,000 people he claims were defrauded by the now-defunct Trump University. …
The legal maneuver — filed in March in Manhattan Supreme Court — is the outgrowth of [Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern]’s ruling in January that nixed some of Schneiderman’s claims and limited the scope of others.
Trump and his legal team have hailed the ruling as a major victory that left Schneiderman with a shell of his former case and little choice but to produce the names of everyone he claims was victimized. …
Legal experts who reviewed Kern’s decision at the request of The Daily News, portrayed it as a mixed bag that kept alive the central fraud charge of Schneiderman’s lawsuit but left him with a tougher case to win.
“The heart of the lawsuit remains, but it is a much harder case for the government,” said Ronald Colombo, an associate dean at Hofstra University Law School.