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Donald Trump has agreed to settle lawsuits charging that Trump University, which is no longer operating, used high-pressure sales tactics and employed unqualified instructors.
Under the agreement, Trump will pay $21 million to settle the two California class-action suits and $4 million to settle a lawsuit with the New York Attorney General’s Office. The settlement needs to be approved by the court, which is expected to take months.
Trump University, which operated from 2004 to 2010, included free introductory seminars across the country, focusing mostly on real estate investing and learning Trump’s methods. Students could then purchase more expensive courses costing up to $35,000.