SAN DIEGO – Lawyers for Donald Trump and former students of his now-defunct Trump University have filed an agreement in court to settle lawsuits alleging that the president-elect deceived them. The move signals that a deal announced last month is still on schedule for a judge’s approval of next year.
Trump agreed last month to pay $25 million to settle two class-action lawsuits in San Diego and one of the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Under the terms, the president-elect admits no wrongdoing.
Filing late Monday puts a formal agreement in front of the U. S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel to determine whether it is “fair, reasonable, and adequate” under federal law.
At the announcement of the conditions in his courtroom on Nov. 18, Curiel called this “the beginning of a healing process that this country desperately needs.”