Even though Donald Trump brags that he never ever settles lawsuits which are filed against him, it now appears that he is about to settle the class action fraud lawsuit brought against him in the Trump University matter, according to a report from CNBC.
Sources close to the case told a reporter that Trump would agreed to pay approximately $25 million to former students who have accused Trump and his “university” of bilking them out of as much as $35,000 each to teach them the secrets of successful real estate investing.
There are currently three lawsuits relating to Trump University: two class actions in California and a case brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. All would be covered in the proposed settlement.
Trump is apparently trying to get the failed university scam case off his plate before a trial begins on November 28 in a San Diego U.S. District Court. A hearing in the case is scheduled in San Diego for Friday afternoon. Trump’s lawyers are expected to ask for a delay in the trial.
Eric Soufer, a spokesman for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said of the possible settlement:
“As Attorney General Schneiderman has long said, he has always been open to a settlement that fairly compensates the many victims of Trump University who have been waiting years for a resolution.”
The presiding federal judge in the Trump University case is Gonzalo Curiel. Earlier this year, Trump questioned if Curiel could be impartial since he was born in Indiana to Mexican parents. Judge Curiel has urged both sides to settle the case before a trial begins.
But the possibility of a settlement proves yet again that Donald Trump loves to run his mouth and brag, but most of what is he says is bluster and falsehood. He is a con man who has now ascended to the highest office in the land.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org