At the debate on Thursday night amongst GOP candidates, Trump’s rivals attacked him over the lawsuits, which are both pending in San Diego.
Senator Marco Rubio said that Trump University was a fake school. Trump responded by saying, the lawsuit was nonsense and that he would end up winning it.
One lawsuit was filed during 2010 by a number of different students who paid up to $35,000 apiece to attend the university, which they claim to be a sham with empty promises and not as it is advertised.
The second lawsuit was filed in 2013 also in San Diego, which is similar to the one in 2010, but with just one student as the plaintiff.
The students have claimed in the lawsuit they paid the thousands of dollars to attend the so-called university specializing in real estate, but got little in return.
Trump University is a for-profit institute and promised to teach its students the insider secrets of success as well as encourage them to take part in other more expensive classes given by mentors who Trump handpicked.
The school ended its operations during 2010.
Attorneys for Trump denied wrongdoing. Trump reacted to the first lawsuit in San Diego by filing a countersuit for defamation, but it was dismissed shortly thereafter.
Earlier in the month, one of the defendants asked if they could be removed from the suit.
Tara Makaeff’s attorney said she endured many health problems, loss of family and troubles financially since this case started.
Her lawyer added that while Trump is famous now as he was prior to the lawsuit, no one could have anticipated he would be a top contender for the Republicans, which brings even more media scrutiny to him and the case.
Eric Schneiderman the New York Attorney General has filed a suit against Trump University accusing it of defrauding students.
Schneiderman following the suit said when his office started to look at the university they discovered it was the classic bait and switch scheme. He called it a scam from the start as it is not even a university.
The litigation in San Diego is supposed to start later in 2016.