Report: Trump Lawyers Agree to University Settlement Talks

Say Trump "has even more work to do now."

President-elect Donald Trump’s legal team agreed to begin settlement talks regarding Trump University. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
President-elect Donald Trump’s legal team agreed to begin settlement talks regarding Trump University. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted November 11, 2016 at 8:31am

Lawyers for President-elect Donald Trump agreed Thursday to enter into settlement talks over a lawsuit involving Trump and Trump University.

Trump’s lead lawyer in the case, David Petrocelli, asked Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the same judge who Trump said could not be objective because of his Mexican heritage, for a delay in the case since Trump is immersed in his transition to the Oval Office, The Associated Press reported.

“The good news is that he was elected president,” Petrocelli said. “The bad news is that he has even more work to do now.”

Petrocelli told reporters in May that Trump planned to attend most of the trial and would testify.

Both sides agreed to work with U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller on a settlement.

Curiel also said he was prepared to deny a request from Trump’s team to prohibit any material used during the presidential campaign by or about the president-elect.

Former students filed the suit in 2010, saying Trump University falsely passed itself off as an accredited school and pressured students to spend up to $35,000 on classes from Trump’s “hand-picked” instructors.

The lawsuit is similar to a separate class-action complaint in San Diego and another lawsuit in New York.