Below you will find comprehensive information on the settlement of the sexual abuse and gender violence filed on behalf of thousands of University of Southern California students against Dr. George Tyndall and USC.
Additional information is available on the official Settlement website. Anyone who thinks they may be a member of the class should visit the official website to read Court-approved information.
MYTH: The class action settlement prevents survivors from filing individual lawsuits.
FACT: Women can choose to opt-out of the class action settlement and pursue their civil claims in court if they believe that is what is best for them. The settlement does not prevent any woman from pursuing her claim in court – instead, it simply provides an additional choice for survivors in how they wish to pursue their claims, if at all. Without the settlement, a survivor’s only choice is litigation. With the settlement, a survivor can still choose litigation if she wishes, or she can choose to participate in the settlement. The settlement increases choices for survivors; it doesn’t prevent anyone from doing anything.