USC's Revised $215M Sex Abuse Deal Gets Initial OK

Law360 (June 13, 2019, 8:43 PM EDT) -- The University of Southern California's $215 million deal to resolve proposed class claims alleging an ex-staff gynecologist sexually abused potentially thousands of women for decades has received preliminary approval, after a California federal judge rejected an earlier version for having provisions that were "unfair or inadequate."

U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson said in a nine-page order on Wednesday that the revised deal, which covers a class of approximately 14,000 to 17,000 women who were treated by the gynecologist at USC, and calls for reforms at USC and its health facilities, is the result of "serious, informed, non-collusive negotiations."

"The settlement does not improperly grant...

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