'Trump University' Students Win Class Cert. In RICO Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 28, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has granted class certification in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit accusing Donald Trump of scheming to make tens of millions of dollars by falsely claiming attendees of Trump University LLC seminars would learn his real estate secrets.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel decided in an order dated Friday and filed Monday that the lead plaintiff, California businessman Art Cohen, had provided sufficient evidence that the marketing of the allegedly fraudulent live events — including mailers with prominent pictures and quotes from Trump, as well as a coat of arms and educational language —...

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