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The appeals panel examining a challenge to the $25 million Trump University settlement appeared unlikely to dismantle the deal as they peppered questions on an attorney representing an objector to the deal.

The objector, Sherri Simpson, a personal bankruptcy attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, had appealed the settlement’s approval claiming she was deprived of an opportunity to opt out of the deal, even though an earlier 2015 class notice in the case appeared to promise she would get that opportunity. She’s brought in high-profile appellate attorney Deepak Gupta to handle her appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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