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Judge in USC Tyndall Sex Abuse Gender Violence Case Grants Final Approval to Landmark $215M Settlement for Ex-Gynecologist’s Student Patients

As reported by Law360 (subscription), on February 26, 2020, Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued an order granting final approval to the $215 million settlement between USC and a class of thousands of women who claim they were sexually abused by university doctor George Tyndall between 1989 and 2016.

The settlement, which provides for three tiers of relief for participants depending on how much information they are comfortable providing, is valued as noted at $215 million, which according to plaintiffs’ makes it the largest-ever class action settlement of sexual abuse claims. It will cover around 18,000 alleged victims and patients of Tyndall and is not dependent on whether they’ve officially accused him of abuse. Class members are designated to receive anywhere between $2,500 and $250,000 from USC. The settlement also requires USC to take numerous steps to prevent on-campus physicians from abusing student-patients in the future.

Read the full article on Law360’s (subscription) site.

Contact Sexual Abuse Lawyer Annika K. Martin at Lieff Cabraser

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin, herself an alumnus of USC’s law school, is leading the litigation for our firm on behalf of women who suffered violence, abuse, and harassment by George Tyndall and USC. She is a partner in the firm’s New York office and has represented plaintiffs since 2005 in environmentalmass tortconsumer protection, and sexual abuse cases. She can be reached at akmartin@lchb.com or 800-541-7358. There is no charge or obligation for your outreach, and all information will be held in the strictest confidence.