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Trump University plaintiff seeks to withdraw from lawsuit

7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago March 08, 2016 Mar 8, 2016 Tuesday, March 08 2016 March 08, 2016 3:21 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

SAN DIEGO - Tarla Makaeff has had enough of Donald Trump after spending six years fighting him in court.

The Southern California yoga instructor wants to withdraw from a federal class-action lawsuit that claims Trump University fleeced students with an empty promise to teach them real estate. Her lawyers say the Republican presidential front-runner and his team have put her "through the wringer" and made the prospect of a trial unbearable.

A judge will consider the request Friday, four days before Florida and Ohio hold their primaries.

Trump's attorneys say the lawsuit should be dismissed if Makaeff is allowed to withdraw, arguing that their trial strategy centers on her.

Makaeff's lawyers disagree, noting the judge allowed two plaintiffs to withdraw last year. Three others would remain.

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