Judge Approves $490 Million Settlement in Michigan University Doctor’s Sexual Abuse Case

A federal judge has signed off on a settlement that provides compensation to over 1,000 victims who claim to have been sexually abused by a former doctor at the University of Michigan.
The $490 million settlement was agreed in January. However, it took many more months for the final details of the agreement to be completed. The deal has received approval from 98 percent of claimants, the university said in a Sept. 16 news release. Six percent of the funds will be set aside for meeting claims by victims who step forward in the future.
The accused, Dr. Robert Anderson, worked at the university from 1966 to 2003. He died in 2008. During his time at the university, Anderson worked as director of the campus Health Service as well as served as physician for several sports teams….

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