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A settlement over Trump U. lawsuit

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>> Which will become->> The President-elect putting his Trump University troubles behind him on Friday. New York's attorney general saying Donald Trump agreed to a settlement of $25 million in the civil fraud lawsuit over his Trump U real estate seminars. It ends a dispute that had dogged the billionaire throughout his campaign, prompting his eyebrow-raising remarks about the judge overseeing the cases being biased because he was of Mexican ancestry.
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That judge, Gonzalo Curiel, has been urging both sides to settle.>> I have a judge who is a hater of Donald Trump.>> Reuters' Dan Levine was at court in San Diego.>> The judge urged both sides to settle the case. Because since Trump had been elected President, continuing under those circumstances would have been very challenging.
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Trump's lawyer today, after the court hearing, told reporters that while Trump had wanted to fight the case earlier, he had agreed to put his personal interests aside and settle, in order to focus on the issues facing the country.>> Former students say they were lured by empty promises to learn Trump's real estate investing so-called secrets, in exchange for as much as 35 grand, allegations Trump has denied.
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In total, there are three lawsuits related to Trump University, two class action suits in California and a case by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. All suits would be covered in the settlement.>> We will