Judge grants woman’s request to quit Trump University suit

FILE- In this May 23, 2005 file photo, real estate mogul and Reality TV star Donald Trump, left, listens as Michael Sexton introduces him at a news conference in New York where he announced the establishment of Trump University. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A judge has granted a Southern California yoga instructor’s request to withdraw from a federal class-action lawsuit against Trump University after her attorneys said the Republican presidential front-runner and his lawyers put her “through the wringer.”

Tarla Makaeff’s (MAY’-koff’s) withdrawal from the case would leave three other plaintiffs as the six-year-old case nears trial in San Diego.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruling published late Monday allows Trump’s attorneys to do an additional deposition of another plaintiff and recover some attorney costs to be determined later. The plaintiffs have a week to decide whether to accept the terms.

The skirmish came in one of three lawsuits that claim Trump University deceived customers with empty promises to teach them secrets to real estate success.

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