SAN DIEGO (AP) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wants a five-week delay in a trial over whether the now-defunct Trump University defrauded customers because his lead attorney has a scheduling conflict.

Trump attorney Daniel Petrocelli asked a federal judge in San Diego to delay the trial, moving it to Jan. 2 from Nov. 28. Both dates fall between the presidential election and inauguration.

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Petrocelli said in a court filing late Monday that he represents Sirius XM Radio Inc. in a case scheduled for trial Nov 15. The judge in that case denied a delay.

The 6-year-old, class-action lawsuit alleges Trump University fleeced customers with unfilled promises to teach success in real estate. Trump has strongly criticized the judge, Gonzalo Curiel, noting his Mexican heritage.

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Plaintiffs say they oppose the trial delay.

 

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