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Posts Tagged ‘Trump University’

Case Dismissed: Paula Deen Will Live to Fry Another Day

Today in Sue Me, It’s Monday news, we have no doubt that Donald Trump will continue arguing that his for-profit university is a legitimate business and that the suit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schniederman against Trump University is some sort of political witch hunt. But the year’s second least surprising lawsuit has been resolved with only one reputation ruined.

The racial discrimination/sexual harassment case filed against one Paula Deen by a former employee is no more after all involved reached an agreement “without any award of costs or fees to any party.”

Sounds like a win for Paula, right? Not really.

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Will The $40 Million Lawsuit New York’s AG Filed Against Donald Trump Finally Shut Him Up?

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Donald Trump, Trump University, and a former president of the school over claims Trump and the school made that the AG alleges were false.

“Trump University, with Donald Trump’s knowledge and participation, relied on Trump’s name recognition and celebrity status to take advantage of consumers who believed in the Trump brand,” Schneiderman said.

The lawsuit claims that Trump and the program ran an unlicensed institution from 2005 to 2011, that ads for the school made “false promises” that lured 5,000 students, including 600 in New York State, into paying between $1,495 and as much as $35,000. The dubious claims include one in which ads said Trump handpicked instructors. Moreover, students were promised a chance to meet Trump, but that never happened. And students never got any real estate deals out of their “education,” the lawsuit says. The whole program is being called a bait-and-switch in the media.

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