Before Donald Trump sold the idea of a possible 2012 presidential bid, the bombastic real estate mogul peddled the American dream at a place called Trump University. He promised consumers the golden opportunity to be "my next apprentice" and learn "insider" secrets of real estate.
But a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in San Diego, Calif., claims that the possible GOP presidential candidate's courses instead delivered expensive "infomercials" disguised as educational classes that preyed on vulnerable Americans in "troubled economic times."
Attorneys for Trump, who this week said he has decided "in my mind" to run for president, have asked that the suit be dismissed, saying it has "no merit."
A ruling is expected in the coming weeks.