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$240 Million Settlement Offer in USC Sexual Assault Litigation Revised After Judge Rejects Deal

May 20, 2019 – Attorneys in the George Tyndall USC sex abuse litigation revised a $240 million settlement offer with the university less than a day after a judge rejected the deal, according to Bloomberg Law.

The judge struck down the original class action settlement offer after flagging several problems with the deal; attorneys wasted no time in correcting the errors, and by Friday had a revised agreement filed.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one believe you have been subjected to sexual assault, abuse, or harassment by Dr. George Tyndall or any other USC employee, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the problem?

The revised deal attempted to correct the issues Judge Stephen Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California had with the original draft, namely that it lacked many critical facts.

“Simply put, the court is not a vessel for expediency in the parties’ efforts to reach a class action settlement, and any agreement for which the parties seek approval from the court should be finalized to the maximum extent possible prior to a motion for court approval,” Wilson said in rejecting preliminary approval of the settlement agreement.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys have requested a June 3 hearing for preliminary approval of the revised settlement.

Though exact figures are still forthcoming, the USC settlement is estimated to include approximately $25 million in attorney fees and costs, and a $215 million fund that would compensate all of Tyndall’s alleged victims.

Do I Have a USC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit?

The Sexual Abuse Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in USC sexual harassment lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one believe you have been subjected to sexual assault, abuse, or harassment by Dr. George Tyndall or any other USC employee, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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