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Trump pays $25 million to settle Trump University lawsuits

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Trump pays $25 million to settle Trump University lawsuits

<p>He had vowed never to settle, staunchly defending his Trump University project.</p> <p>But on Friday US president-elect Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle three Trump University lawsuits, having vowed never to do so.</p> <p>His turnaround on settling the dispute over the real estate seminars was branded a ‘stunning reversal’ by New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.</p> <p>The lawsuits in New York and California had dogged Trump throughout his campaign. </p> <br /> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Donald Trump reverses course and agrees to pay $25 million in Trump University settlement <a href="https://t.co/ljJTgYKZXh">https://t.co/ljJTgYKZXh</a></p>— The New York Times (@nytimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/799779275041816577">19 novembre 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <br /> <p>“A very important part of our willingness to compromise this case was the acknowledgment that there was no fault or liability on the part of president-elect Trump or Trump University,” said Trump’s attorney Daniel Petrocelli outside court in San Diego.</p> <p>The plaintiffs’ attorney Jason Forge said: “Everybody who was enrolled in this school, who wants their money back, will get over half their money at a minimum and perhaps up to all of their money back. So we are very pleased with the outcome.”</p> <p>Students claimed they were lured by false promises into paying hefty fees to learn investing “secrets” from “hand-picked” instructors. </p> <p>Settling means Trump – still adamant he did nothing wrong – avoids a trial due to have started later this month.</p> <p>US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, presiding over the two California cases, had urged both sides to settle. </p> <p>Trump caused outrage during his election campaign by saying that Curiel, born in Indiana to Mexican immigrant parents, could not be impartial because of Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the US-Mexico border to control illegal immigration.</p>