SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A federal judge in San Diego will hear arguments Thursday on pretrial motions in a class-action lawsuit claiming that students in the now-defunct Trump University were duped into paying as much as $35,000 to learn insider real estate secrets from experts handpicked by the president- elect himself.
Last month, attorneys in the lawsuit filed documents asking U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel to exclude certain evidence from a trial scheduled to begin Nov. 28. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said lawyers for Trump filed excessive documents and exhibits in support of their motions in an effort to delay the trial.
Lawyers for President-elect Trump have asked the judge to exclude things he said during the campaign and things said about him, saying it could prejudice the jury.
The six-year-old lawsuit alleges that Trump University falsely gave the impression it was an accredited university, that students would be taught by experts hand-picked by Trump and that they would receive a year of mentoring.
Trump's lawyers have argued that many students gave the real estate program positive ratings and those who failed to succeed had only themselves to blame.
During the campaign, Trump criticized Curiel's handling of the lawsuit, calling the Indiana-born former prosecutor a Mexican and asserting that his ancestry made him unfit to try the case.
Police detectives investigating a suspicious overnight death at a Chula Vista tattoo shop categorized the death as a homicide Monday morning, the Chula Vista Police Department reported.
Firefighters rescued an unconscious man from a car early Monday morning and at least two people were hospitalized following a head- on crash in Tierrasanta, police said.
Dry weather but cooler temperatures will continue Monday throughout San Diego County, though a slight chance of rain could be on the way for the middle of this week.
A small plane crashed and burned in an El Cajon parking lot shortly after takeoff Sunday, sending three people to a hospital.
A touching show of solidarity was on display Sunday as the body of fallen San Diego firefighter Cory Iverson returned to San Diego.
One person was killed and at least two others injured in a two-car crash on Old Highway 395 near Pala Mesa Resort on Sunday.
A driver's license and drunken driving checkpoint in Poway resulted in four arrests, sheriff's officials said Sunday.
Distraught doesn't begin to describe the family of Jermaine Barnes, a Mountain View man left with life-threatening brain injuries after he was hit by a car Friday night outside of his home.