If you purchased a “Trump University” program, two class action lawsuits may affect your rights.
UPDATE: The parties have reached a settlement in the Low v. Trump University et. al. and Cohen v. Trump class actions to provide payments to consumers who purchased a Trump University Live Event from 2007 to May 23, 2010. The Court has preliminarily approved the settlement and ordered for notice of the settlement to go out to class members. The settlement also covers the New York Attorney General ("NYAG") action, which will provide payments to consumers who purchased a Live Event on or after May 24, 2010, and other non-class members.
You must submit a claim form on or before March 6, 2017 to get a payment from the settlement. We currently estimate that Eligible Class Members will receive a payment of about half what they paid for Trump University Live Events. Click here to file a claim online. Alternatively, click here for a paper claim form, which you can mail to Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York at 30 East 33rd Street, ATTN: Trump Restitution Fund, New York, NY 10016, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 212-533-7505.
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.
The NYAG also brought an action against defendants in state court under New York law about many of the same allegations as the Class Actions. Consumers can be members of one or both of the class actions (the Cohen and/or Low Actions) and also covered by the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit.
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.
Questions? Contact the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York at 30 East 33rd Street, ATTN: Trump Restitution Fund, New York, NY 10016 or call 866-841-7311.