San Diego judge OK's Trump University settlement

A San Diego federal judge has approved the $25 million Trump University settlement, allowing the process of notifying class members to begin.

Lawyers for both sides filed a document Monday evening asking for preliminary approval of the settlement, and U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel responded with his approval 24 hours later.

The settlement, reached Nov. 18 just days before the first of the cases was set to go to trial, resolves three lawsuits against President-elect Donald Trump’s real estate success program. Trump, who said he wanted to focus on his transition to the White House, admits no wrongdoing as part of the agreement.

With preliminary approval granted, the roughly 7,000 class members will begin receiving notifications by mail within 15 days. A notice will also be published in USA Today.

Published at Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:50:00 +0000