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Judge Tells Trump University Litigants They Would Be Wise to Settle

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel

The U.S. judge overseeing a lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump and his Trump University told both sides they would be wise to settle the case “given all else that’s involved,” Reuters reports.

In the suit, some former students claim they were they were lured by false promises to pay up to $35,000 to learn Trump’s real estate investing “secrets” from his “hand-picked” instructors.

The statement by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel came after he had tentatively rejected a bid by Trump to keep some statements from the presidential campaign out of the fraud trial.

“Trump owned 92 percent of Trump University and had control over all major decisions, the students’ court papers say. The president-elect denies the allegations and has argued that he relied on others to manage the business,” according to the report by Dan Levine and Karen Freifeld.

Read the Reuters article.