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Trump University Settlement

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Earl Hamilton
• Sunday, 15 November, 2020
• 8 min read

A federal court approved a $25 million settlement on Tuesday with students who said they were duped by Donald Trump and his now-defunct TrumpUniversity, which promised to teach them the “secrets of success” in the real estate industry. Students had alleged that TrumpUniversity, which was open from 2005 to 2010, used false advertising and high-pressure sales techniques to lure them to free investor workshops at which they were sold expensive seminars and told they would be mentored by real estate gurus, leading to the loss of thousands of dollars in tuition.

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Trump, who has boasted about his real-estate and investing acumen, rebuffed the claims of fraud during his 2016 presidential campaign and vowed to fight them until the end. A federal judge in the Southern District of California on Monday finalized a $25 million settlement to be paid to attendees of the now-defunct real estate seminar called TrumpUniversity.

Judge Gonzalo Curie's decision came after an appeals court rejected arguments from a Florida woman who attended TrumpUniversity and said she wanted to pursue a separate lawsuit. “This settlement marked a stunning reversal by President Trump, who for years refused to compensate the victims of his sham university,” the statement added.

Students enter a Holiday Inn hotel to take the free intro class taught by the professors of TrumpUniversity, as in Donald Trump's University, Sept. 22, 2009. Kenya Merchant holds a sign against President-elect Donald Trump's now-defunct TrumpUniversity, Nov. 18, 2016, in San Diego, Calif. Trump agreed Friday to pay $25 million to settle several lawsuits alleging that his former school for real estate investors defrauded students who paid up to $35,000 to enroll in TrumpUniversity programs.

A federal judge finalized the $25 million settlement between President Trump and students of his now shuttered TrumpUniversity on Monday, with New York's attorney general claiming “victims of Donald Trump ’s fraudulent university will finally receive the relief they deserve.” “This settlement marked a stunning reversal by President Trump, who for years refused to compensate the victims of his sham university,” Schneider man said in a statement.

But Trump entered settlement talks days after the 2016 election, agreeing to pay the millions under terms that let him admit no wrongdoing. Some elderly plaintiffs who paid $20,000-plus in tuition died waiting to receive their checks from the settlement.

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A judge has finalized a $25 million dollar settlement in the TrumpUniversity class action lawsuit, paving the way for thousands of former students at the now-defunct real estate seminar to get some of their money back. Judge Gonzalo Curie in the Southern District of California approved the settlement in March 2017, but it was delayed because one woman wanted to opt out and sue Donald Trump separately.

In November 2016, just days after the election, Trump agreed to settle three lawsuits filed against his real estate school that argued the program featured false advertisements and empty promises. Trump repeatedly denied the fraud claims and said that he could have won at trial, but he said that as President he did not have time because he wanted to focus on the country.

A federal judge in San Diego signed off on a $25 million settlement for former TrumpUniversity students, KBS reported. Thousands of academics claimed they were tricked out of millions of dollars via the now defunct real estate program.

The settlement was first approved last year by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curie, who Trump has criticized because of his Mexican heritage, claiming it makes him biased against the president because of his plan to build a wall on the border. However, after the judge's approval of the settlement, one of the former students, Sherri Simpson, actually challenged the agreement.

He claimed the teachers working with the program were all hand-picked by him and that if students couldn't learn from them, “You're just not going to make it in terms of the world of success.” While appearing on CNN, Schneider man said that when they started investigating the university,” they realized pretty immediately “it was a classic bait-and-switch scheme,” he said.

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Unsealed records related to the TrumpUniversity case revealed that many of the instructors working with the program “were unqualified people posing as Donald Trump ’s 'right-hand men.'” While Trump's lead attorney, Daniel Petruccelli, said the president's involvement with TrumpUniversity was “fairly nil,” according to KBS, The Washington Post reported that he was instrumental in crafting the advertising surrounding the fraudulent university.

TrumpUniversity instructors received a “playbook” that advised them to be “very aggressive” when upselling students on classes, which ranged anywhere from $29 to $35,000, according to 400 pages of the handbook that were made public. Teachers were also told to use different tactics of manipulation in order to make the sale, for instance “Don't ask people what they THINK about something you've said.

In their lawsuits, the former TrumpUniversity students alleged Trump committed fraud by promising he “hand-picked” the instructors to guarantee them success in real estate, and then demanding up to $35,000. Business A judge has approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct TrumpUniversity.

VS Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets Full Scorecard A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided unanimously on Tuesday that a district judge acted appropriately when he approved the $25-million TrumpUniversitysettlement, refusing to allow a former student to take the president to trial, reports Politico.

Simpson’s lawyers argued that notices sent to TrumpUniversity members had guaranteed they would be able to opt out of class-action lawsuits either before or immediately after a settlement. “Today’s approval of the TrumpUniversity class action settlement by the Ninth Circuit means that victims of Donald Trump ’s fraudulent university will soon receive the $25 million in relief they deserve,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneider man (D), who had also filed a civil suit over the programs.

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The Union of Concerned Scientists (Us) blasted President Trump for an “abysmal” record on science policy in a recently... U.S. District Judge Peter Cassette on Wednesday rejected President Trump ’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit filed...

No comment was immediately available from the Trump Organization, although Yr Annette expects the stinky old airbag to take to Twitter sometime soon to explain he had a winning case, and the plaintiffs would surely have been destroyed, except that he decided to be the bigger man and settle for the good of the country, which needs him to focus on making it great again. Appears to fit a pattern in which lawyers for the president-elect are working to reduce the number of his legal entanglements before he takes office.

On Wednesday, Trump ’s lawyers dropped an unrelated lawsuit he was pursuing in Florida against Palm Beach County in which he had complained about commercial air traffic over his Mar-A-Lago estate. And just like that, he has, and there's nothing left for him to do but continue to insist that everyone who took the phony real estate seminars LOVED them, as proven by the glowing course evaluations they were pressured to fill out.

It's unclear at press time whether the terms of the settlement require Trump to never bitch about Judge Gonzalo Curie lever again. Frankly, political bloggers should launch a class action suit against Trump for depriving us of the entertainment value of watching a president-elect testifying in a fraud trial against him.

The victims will receive at least half of their money back, said plaintiff attorney Jason Forge at a court hearing Friday. “This is a case I could have settled very easily, but I don’t settle cases very easily when I’m right,” Trump during the March primary debate.....

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If lawyers' fees are 30% (and that's probably the low end...) they wind up with $3000 each. I hope this is fair compensation for the money they were cheated out of by fraud and misrepresentation.

If Trump weren't on the ropes in this case, he wouldn't have made this settlement offer (in return for their silence...) If lawyers' fees are 30% (and that's probably the low end...) they wind up with $3000 each.

Although he didn't acknowledge his guilt, there are 25 million reasons why Americans know he defrauded and misrepresented his phony university to these 6,000 victims. Yes, because they felt it represented a fair amount and that going for more would likely incur more cost than benefit.

This is really no surprise for me, coming from the land where people are held for several years until they cave in and take a plea bargain. Though DNA evidence exonerated the men in 2002, Trump wouldn’t back down.

From the Wayne Madden Report Follow It on Twitter award This Is An Extract From A Jan 14-15 Post 8-10-19 Donald Trump has paid roughly $30 million to settle child-sex complaints brought against him since 1989, according to a D.C.-based investigative journalist.

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Wayne Madden Report (War), which is a subscription site, describes the settlements in a Jan 14-15 post titled “Why is Trump so afraid of Cohen's testimony?” Donald Trump continues to lash out at his former lawyer and 'fixer' Michael Cohen, as the February 7 public testimony by Cohen before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), draws nearer.

While Cohen will avoid certain subjects still under investigation by Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller, he may provide some insight into the types of embarrassing things he “fixed” for Trump, before they ended up in scandalous court trials. In addition to Stephanie Clifford, aka porn actress “Stormy Daniels,” and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, Cohen reportedly helped settle a number of rape cases involving Trump.

War received a list from a reputable Republican source of these settlement claims, all of which involve male and female minors: (1) Michael Parker, 10 years old, oral rape, Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, FL, 1992.

Trump Vineyard Estates, Charlottesville, VA, 2012, $5 million settlement. Her family was paid $16 million to settle allegations of forcible intercourse occurring in Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, FL, 1993.

War's GOP source indicated that Trump has refused to release his tax returns because they will reveal the many out-of-court settlements he has paid to silence his assault victims and their families. The list of Trump's child victims came with an interesting reference point that was apparently part of the documentation in the settlement cases.

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