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Ex-Trump U Students Will Finally Get Paid

President avoids trial as $25M settlement is approved

(Newser) - A lengthy legal battle between Donald Trump and Trump University students, who say they paid thousands of dollars for real estate "secrets" they never received, is finally over. On Tuesday, an appeals court in San Francisco approved a $25 million settlement reached last year while rejecting an appeal from...

Ex-Trump U Students Have Reason to Celebrate

Judge just OKed a $25M settlement, ending 7 years in court

(Newser) - A judge on Friday approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University, ending nearly seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to teach success in real estate. US District Judge Gonzalo...

Trump Settled Those Trump University Lawsuits After All

The president elect will pay $25M total in 3 lawsuits

(Newser) - Donald Trump has agreed to settle three lawsuits related to Trump University for $25 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. An inside source tells the New York Daily News it represents a "complete 180 by Trump." "I won't settle because it's an easy case to...

Hillary Rolls Out Fake 'Trump U' Infomercial

It's part of Clinton's pivot to the general election

(Newser) - Want to attend Trump University? Well, it's currently shuttered and embroiled in two lawsuits claiming fraud at the school—allegations revived Saturday in a biting, fake infomercial by Hillary Clinton's campaign, Time reports. "Donald Trump is world-famous for making a fortune from being famous for having a...

Trump Says Comments on 'Mexican' Judge Were 'Misconstrued'

But he doesn't apologize

(Newser) - Donald Trump issued a statement Tuesday in which he blames the media for his "misconstrued" comments on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whose Mexican heritage Trump says make him unfit to preside over the Trump University case. The Charlotte Observer calls it a "non-apology," and Politico characterizes it as...

Trump Fails Pinocchio Test on Claims About Judge

Washington Post gives him worst possible rating

(Newser) - Donald Trump continues to publicly attack the judge handling the lawsuits against him over Trump University, arguing that the case against him is so weak that the judge should have tossed it out of court a long time ago. But the fact-checking blog at the Washington Post has just dismissed...

Trump: Judge in My Case Has 'Conflict' Because He's Mexican

'I'm building a wall'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has previously called the judge presiding over the two fraud cases against Trump University a "hater of Donald Trump" and made note of his Mexican ethnicity. Now, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal , Trump expands on the two themes: Judge Gonzalo Curiel, he says, has...

Ex-Employees: Trump University 'Preyed Upon' People

Judge unseals written testimony in fraud case

(Newser) - A judge ordered court documents unsealed Tuesday in the fraud case being brought by former customers of Trump University who call it a scam . Donald Trump will be happy to read testimonials like this from one happy customer: “Trump University is some of the best money I ever invested!...

Judge Trump Called 'Hater' and 'Mexican' OKs Release of Documents

Judge Gonzalo Curiel releases Trump University 'playbooks'

(Newser) - "I have a judge who is a hater of Donald Trump," said Donald Trump at a Friday rally in San Diego. "A hater. He's a hater. ... [And he] happens to be, we believe, Mexican." Well, that judge—US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel—has just allowed...

Trump Has One Glaring Vulnerability
Trump Has One Glaring Vulnerability

Trump Has One Glaring Vulnerability

Columnist: Refusal to release taxes shows he's a 'total fraud'

(Newser) - Donald Trump is refusing to release his tax returns, repeating a pattern that Jonathan Chait of New York says goes back years. He first promises to do so, then finds some excuse to avoid it. His current reasoning is that there's "nothing to learn from them." Chait,...

Trump U Students Coerced Into Giving Glowing Reviews: NYT

'It's absolutely a con,' former student says

(Newser) - The drawn-out saga involving the lawsuits against Trump University gained a new wrinkle with a New York Times probe that reveals students who took his real estate classes were coerced into giving their instructors positive reviews—with those reviews perhaps serving as "a central component of a business model...

Trump U Sued for Fraud, $40M

NY AG claims Donald's school failed to deliver on overpriced education

(Newser) - Trump University just took a hit from the School of Hard Knocks: New York's attorney general yesterday sued the Donald and his eponymous school for a hefty $40 million for defrauding students. "Trading on his celebrity status, Mr. Trump personally appeared in advertisements making false promises to convince...

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