Chalk one up for the little guy. The con job Donald Trump pulled on thousands of unsuspecting students at his so-called, “Trump University” backfired, causing the so-called “president-elect” to settle numerous lawsuits against him for $25 million.On Wednesday, two days before he becomes the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump paid what he owes for a chance and sent in the payment.
President-elect Donald Trump made a payment of $25 million on Wednesday to settle three lawsuits filed against his Trump University wealth seminars.
The Trump Entrepreneur Initiative, formerly named Trump University, made the payment on Wednesday according to a CNN Money report that cited plaintiffs’ lawyers.
Out of the settlement, $21 million will go to about 7,000 former Trump University enrollees in two California class action lawsuits and the remaining $4 million will cover a case brought against Trump by New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman, according to the report. As part of the deal, Trump University did not admit any wrongdoing or fault.
The Trump Organization did not have an immediate comment to CNN.
Just another lawsuit against a president-elect who apparently has a lot of crooked tendencies.
U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Marra on Wednesday refused yet another request by Donald Trump to toss a 2013 lawsuit filed against his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter.
The Dec. 7 order means the case continues against Donald Trump’s country club, even though Trump is set to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in January.
Club members say Trump hasn’t returned an estimated $6 million to members of his country club off Donald Ross Road. Trump bought the club from the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa for $5 million in 2012.
Now, for those who have followed Trump during his presidential campaign and hung on to his every word for dear life, you are probably dead by now. I’m sure you have heard Trump say time and again that he never settles lawsuits because settling lawsuits show that you have something to hide.
Well, apparently Trump has something to hide. He has decided against fighting to prove his innocence in multiple fraud cases against him and has instead chosen to settled those cases $25 million. The fraud cases were due to his defunct real estate seminar program, Trump University.
The settlement eliminates the possibility that Trump will be called to testify in court in the midst of his presidential transition. It ends three separate lawsuits that made claims against Trump University, including a California class action case that was scheduled to go to trial later this month, as well as a second suit in that state and an action filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
The most powerful Republican in Congress has drawn a line in the sand against the leader of the Republican party – if Donald Trump tries to carry out any of his more insane policies, Paul Ryan has said he “would sue!”
Ryan said he wasn’t sure of the “legal question” of whether Trump could institute a Muslim ban on his own as president.
“That’s a legal question that there’s a good debate about,” he said, citing the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act.
“On the broader question, are we going to exert our Article I powers and reclaim this Article I power no matter who the president is? Absolutely,” Ryan said. He also said he discussed the limits of the executive power with Trump.
No, not because he was born in Canada and running for President of the United States, that lawsuit will come later if Donald Trump gets his way, and if Ted Cruz turns out to be the Republican candidate for president. This lawsuit filed in Texas was because of more sleazy maneuvering by Cruz and his team, and their violation a Texas law in the way they asked for donations.
According to the law, Texas House Bill 1265, anyone soliciting donations in the state using “fake checks” must specify on the check that it is a “SPECIMEN-NON-NEGOTIABLE” and those words must be printed on the check in 18-point lettering. Ted Cruz has sent out these “fake checks” trying to get Texans to send him $45, telling them that they donations will be matched. By the looks of the checks below, Cruz and his campaign clearly violated the specifics in the law.
“This is the kind of mail my legislation was trying to prevent,” said the Bill’s author, Gene Hu. “It certainly breaks the spirit of the law, and I agree that the Texas’ Consumer Protection Division should look into whether or not it breaks the letter of the law, as well.”
Phillip Martin, deputy director of Progress Texas filed the lawsuit, saying that Cruz must be held accountable. “We filed the complaint because no candidate is above the law, not even Ted Cruz.”
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Amazingly, this is what it takes for Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, – the man who get’s a majority of grassroots, liberal voters – this is what it takes for him to get some discussion on the main stream media.
The DNC maintains a master voter file, which campaigns supplement with their own information. On Wednesday, a vendor error created a security breach that several Sanders staffers, including its top data official, exploited to access valuable Clinton campaign data. The DNC responded by barring the Sanders campaign from the database entirely, which includes data generated by the campaign itself.
Saying the national party violated its pledged neutrality with the punishment, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver threatened to sue the DNC in federal court and accused the national party of “trying to help the Clinton campaign” with “our data [that] has been stolen by the DNC.”
“Rather incredibly, the leadership of the DNC has used this incident to shutdown our access to our own information. This is the lifeblood of our campaign,” Weaver said at a press conference Friday in Washington. “By their action, the leadership of the DNC is now actively attempting to undermine our campaign. This is unacceptable.”
The lockout has had sweeping ramifications for the Sanders campaign, effectively bringing to a halt the their entire field operation. Sanders quickly fired his chief data official, and more punishments may come, but it’s unclear when the conflict will be resolved and when the campaign will be allowed back in to the database.
“This is taking our campaign hostage,” Weaver said.
Apparently, Bill Cosby will not go quietly into the night. The disgraced actor is fighting back by filing a lawsuit against his accusers claiming they have damaged him.
Cosby just countersued the women, claiming they have made “malicious, opportunistic, false and defamatory accusations of sexual misconduct against him.”
The comedian is claiming emotional distress against Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie … claiming the allegations of drugging and then sexually assaulting them is flatly untrue.
Cosby claims the motivation of the women was to torpedo his television return. Cosby had signed with NBC to star in a new family comedy series, and he says when the women got wind of it they trumped up phony allegations. He also says they’re just in it for the money.