UPDATE: On February 6, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion upholding the District Court’s decision to approve the $25 million settlement in these class actions and the New York Attorney General action. The Ninth Circuit rejected the claims of objector Sherri Simpson that she was entitled to a second opportunity to opt out of the class either of the basis of language in the class notice or on the basis of due process. You can read the Court of Appeals opinion here. This website will reflect further developments. Please be patient.
Oral argument of the pending appeal was held on November 15, 2017 before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You can view the oral argument here. This website will be updated after a decision has been reached. We do not yet know when the court will issue its decision. Please be patient.
On May 1, 2017, class member and objector Sherri Simpson filed a Notice of Appeal that she will be appealing the District Court’s Order Granting Joint Motion For Final Approval Of Settlement and the Final Judgment to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The review of claim forms is ongoing, however no settlement payments can be made during the pendency of the appeal. We are currently unable to estimate the duration of the appeal; however typically an appeal can take months or years to resolve. This website will be updated with additional information when it becomes available.
On March 31, 2017, the Court granted Final Approval of the proposed $25 million Settlement Agreement with Donald J. Trump and Trump University on behalf of former Trump University students to resolve our class actions and an action by the New York Attorney General.
We are no longer accepting Claim Forms and there are no exceptions or guarantees for late submissions.
The parties have reached a $25 million settlement in the Low v. Trump University et. al. and Cohen v. Trump class actions to provide payments to consumers who purchased a Trump University Live Event from 2007 to May 23, 2010. The settlement also covers the New York Attorney General ("NYAG") action, which will provide payments to consumers who purchased a Live Event on or after May 24, 2010, and other non-class members
We currently estimate that Eligible Class Members will receive a payment of 90% of what they paid for Trump University Live Events. Payments to eligible class members will be made once all claims have been reviewed. The review process is ongoing; periodic updates will be posted on this website.
If you have questions or concerns about your claim, please call (866) 841-7311 or email [email protected].
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 Low (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.
The NYAG also brought an action against defendants in state court under New York law about many of the same allegations as the Class Actions. Consumers can be members of one or both of the class actions (the Cohen and/or Low Actions) and also covered by the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit.
On February 21, 2014, the Court had previously certified the Low (California/Florida/New York) Action as a class action for those who purchased Trump University Live Events within California, Florida, and New York. On October 24, 2014, the Court issued an order certifying the Cohen (Nationwide) Action as a class action of purchasers across the United States. 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 Low Actions.
As of March 31, 2017, the Cohen (Nationwide) Action, the Low (California/Florida/New York) Action and the NYAG Action have all been resolved.
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.
Questions? Contact Trump University Litigation Administrator PO Box 4109 Portland, OR 97208-4109, or email us at [email protected], or call 866-841-7311.