Judge approves Donald Trump university payout

US President Donald Trump

A judge has approved an agreement for US president Donald Trump to pay $25m (€1.86m) to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University.

The decision by district judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego ends nearly seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to teach success in real estate.

The ruling settles two class-action lawsuits and a civil lawsuit by New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman.

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.

Under the terms of the settlement, he admits no wrongdoing.

Attorneys for the customers said thousands will get at least 90% of their money back.

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