Donald Trump and his children suffered a major legal setback last week when a federal judge ruled that MGM had to turn over unaired tapes from The Apprentice as part of a lawsuit being brought by 4 unidentified individuals. This is part of a class action lawsuit against Trump and his kids for allegedly promoting a pyramid scheme on the show that cost viewers a ton of money, but it could have wide-ranging implications on other suits that Trump is facing. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced