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USC Sex Abuse Victims' Attys Blast $215M Class Suit Deal

Law360 (October 25, 2018, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The University of Southern California's recently announced $215 million settlement to resolve a proposed federal class action accusing a former staff gynecologist of sexually abusing thousands of women is too low and does little to hold the university accountable for what could be decades of institutional negligence, attorneys for hundreds of the women said.

The women claim Dr. George Tyndall, a longtime USC gynecologist, committed sexual abuse, molestation and unwanted touching, among other allegations, over a period of decades and with the school's knowledge, according to the putative class action filed in California federal court. The proposed settlement will pay each...

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