Two class-action suits were launched in California in 2010 by former students who claimed they had been deceived by false marketing, and a suit was brought by NY state attorney general Eric Schneiderman in 2013.
The decision ends almost seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to learn Trump's secrets of real estate success.
Approximately 3,370 former students alleged that the university had cheated them by use of high pressure sales techniques and outright lies about what they would get out of their time at Trump University.
Mr Trump had vowed never to settle, but said after he was elected that he did not have time for a trial, even though he believed he would have prevailed.
The ruling from Judge Gonzalo Curiel, seen by AFP, ends three lawsuits relating to Trump University, affecting around 4,000 claimants.
This Sunday night, "The Simpsons" will air a suspiciously-timed new episode parodying Trump University, the now-defunct for-profit real estate college owned and operated by the Trump Organization until it went out of business in 2010.
In his ruling today, Judge Curiel called the $25 million settlement "extraordinary" in that it represented an estimated 80 percent recovery for the students. After his stunning presidential win in November, Trump chose to settle the lawsuits, saying he did not have the time for a trial.
"Class counsels' exceptional decision to provide almost seven years of legal services to class members on a pro bono basis evidences not only a lack of collusion, but also that class counsel are in fact representing the best interests of plaintiffs and the class members in this settlement", he wrote.
Under the settlement, Trump will have to pay a total of $25 million in restitution, which means that all of the 6,000 people who sued will get 90% of their money back.
Trump initially filed an unsuccessful countersuit after the complaint was first filed in 2010, the same year the training program went bankrupt, and the ordeal became a topic of debate during the real estate magnate's 16-month White House bid. Under terms of the settlement, he admitted no wrongdoing. Sherri Simpson, a claimant from Ft.
Attorneys for both Trump and the plaintiffs have said the deadline to opt out passed in November 2015. During the election, she appeared in two anti-Trump campaign ads. Another customer, Harold Doe, objected to the settlement because he wants more money, according to court filings by attorneys for Trump and the plaintiffs.
At one point during the presidential campaign, Trump was widely criticized for his comments about the federal judge who oversaw the lawsuits against Trump University, claiming that the judge was biased against him because of his Mexican heritage.
He then heard three gun shots before police swarmed the vehicle. "It was very much reassuring to see the quick response", he said. The incident is being treated as a criminal matter and has no apparent connections to terrorism, Capitol Police said.
Officials in Flint, Michigan have agreed to replace about 18,000 lead-tainted pipes in the city by the year 2020. In addition, $10 million in federal funds will be put aside in case replacements cost more than expected.
Until Trump turned his Twitter on them this week, most members of the Freedom Caucus were actually pretty close to the president. With over 170 members, it's much larger than the Freedom Caucus. "Freedom Caucus stood with u when others ran", Labrador wrote .
The White House likely won't be keen to let Paul Ryan's House steer the effort after Ryan's dismal legislative debut. Scott tweeted, "Mark Meadows betrayed Trump and America and supported Pelosi and Dems to protect Obamacare".
We can not honestly say she looked to have enjoyed this one much better either, at the time but you have to feel for Wozniacki. Wozniacki, in 2017 has already played two finals, lost in Doha and Dubai, against Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina.
While Stephenson had a rocky first tour in IN, he is just 26 years old and is likely coming to the Pacers with something to prove. It's essentially only a one year deal as the first season will only be seven regular season games plus the postseason.
Apart from Klaver's perceived honesty, the party's rise has also come at the expense of the tainted Labour Party (PvdA). If recent Dutch history teaches you anything about coalition-building, it is that it will not happen overnight.
Two other cars retired before Ricciardo stopped again, this time at turn three on the 28th lap, with a fuel pressure problem. Instead, Ricciardo began from the pits - when he finally got on the track, his rivals had already completed two laps.
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Vettel and Ferrari are back in the sunshine
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