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Judge Rejects 'Inadequate' $215M USC Abuse Settlement

Law360 (April 19, 2019, 10:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday rejected University of Southern California's proposed $215 million deal to resolve a proposed class action accusing an ex-staff gynecologist of sexually abusing thousands of women, saying it's missing key information and some of its procedures are "unfair or inadequate."

In a 10-page minute order, U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson said he doesn't have issues with the substantive terms of the settlement. But he said he wants more information on multiple aspects of the deal, such as what USC is currently doing to prevent other potential abuses by its staff members.

"Class members need to...

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