If you purchased a “Trump University” program, two class action lawsuits may affect your rights.
The Cohen (Nationwide) Action: A Trump University “student” sued Donald J. Trump (“Trump”) for falsely or misleadingly promising access to his real estate techniques taught by his “hand-picked” professors and adjunct professors at his elite university. Mr. Cohen alleges that Trump’s failure to deliver at Trump University “Live Events,” including 3-day seminars and mentorships, violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”).
The Makaeff (California/Florida/New York) Action: In a separate case, other “students” sued Trump University, LLC (“Trump University”) and Trump for similarly promising, but failing to deliver on Trump’s real estate secrets at his “university” Live Events, or provide the mentoring promised, in violation of state consumer protection, false advertising and elder financial abuse laws.
On October 24, 2014, the Court issued an order certifying the Cohen (Nationwide) Action as a class action of purchasers across the United States. On February 21, 2014, the Court had previously certified the Makaeff (California/Florida/New York) Action as a class action for those who purchased Trump University Live Events within California, Florida, and New York. These cases are proceeding simultaneously. If you purchased a “Trump University” Live such as a seminar or mentorship, in California, New York or Florida, you may be a member of both the Cohen and Makaeff Actions.
If you were over the age of 65 and resided in California at the time you purchased a Live Event in that state, you may be entitled to additional recoveries and/or Trump University and Trump may be subject to fines under state laws protecting senior citizens from financial abuse.
If you were over the age of 60 and located in Florida at the time you purchased a Live Event there, Trump University and Trump may be subject to fines under state laws protecting senior citizens from financial abuse.
The Court has not decided whether Trump University and Trump did anything wrong. There is no money available now, nor is there any guarantee that there will be.
NOTICE: This website provides a summary of the two lawsuits and is provided for informational purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between the text of this website and the original text upon which it is based, the text of the original document shall prevail.
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