If you purchased a “Trump University” program, two class action lawsuits may affect your rights.
UPDATE: On November 18, 2016, an agreement in principle was reached to settle Low v. Trump University et. al. and Cohen v. Trump and the parties entered into a memorandum of understanding. A stipulation and motion seeking preliminary approval of the settlement will be filed on or before December 19, 2016.
No action is required at this time to recover money in the settlement. After the Court has an opportunity to review the terms of the agreement, members of the class who purchased Trump University Live Events will be notified by mail of their right to participate in the settlement and receive a pro-rata share of the recovery. This website will be updated to reflect further developments in the settlement process.
The Cohen (Nationwide) Action: A Trump University “student” sued Donald J. Trump (“Trump”) for falsely or misleadingly promising access to his real estate techniques taught by his “hand-picked” professors and adjunct professors at his elite university. Mr. Cohen alleges that Trump’s failure to deliver at Trump University “Live Events,” including 3-day seminars and mentorships, violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”).
The Low (California/Florida/New York) Action: In a separate case, other “students” sued Trump University, LLC (“Trump University”) and Trump for similarly promising, but failing to deliver on Trump’s real estate secrets at his “university” Live Events, or provide the mentoring promised, in violation of state consumer protection, false advertising and elder financial abuse laws.
On October 24, 2014, the Court issued an order certifying the Cohen (Nationwide) Action as a class action of purchasers across the United States. On February 21, 2014, the Court had previously certified the Low (California/Florida/New York) Action as a class action for those who purchased Trump University Live Events within California, Florida, and New York. If you purchased a “Trump University” Live such as a seminar or mentorship, in California, New York or Florida, you may be a member of both the Cohen and Low Actions.
NOTICE: This website provides a summary of the two lawsuits and is provided for informational purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between the text of this website and the original text upon which it is based, the text of the original document shall prevail.
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