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Trump University lawsuit: both sides urged to settle

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 01:31

The judge overseeing a lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump and Trump University urges both sides to settle 'given all else that's involved'. Paul Chapman reports.

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Protests against Donald Trump's election as president aren't the only difficulty he's facing at the moment. A judge overseeing a lawsuit against him and Trump University by some of its students says disinclined to delay the case further but urged both sides to settle. A trial's been set for November 28th to consider allegations by students that they were lured by false promises into paying fees up to $35, 000. Trump's lawyers want the trial in the six-year-old case put on hold until 2017. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DANIEL PETROCELLI, LAWYER FOR DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "The last thing we need right now is to have a trial about events that occurred six years ago or seven years ago in which Mr Trump, President-elect Trump, is a personal defendant on matters completely unrelated to the momentous obligations that he now has to deal with." The lawyer for the plaintiffs says further delay would be unacceptable. (SOUNDBITE)(English) PATRICK COUGHLIN, LAWYER FOR PLAINTIFFS, SAYING: "Now is the time to do this trial. Our clients have been waiting, you know, for six and a half years. Many of them are senior citizens." The lawsuit alleges students paid to learn Trump's real-estate 'secrets', taught by 'hand-picked' instructors. Their court papers say Trump owned 92 per cent of Trump University at the time and had control over all major decisions.

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Trump University lawsuit: both sides urged to settle

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 01:31