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U.S. Olympics Sues Insurers Over Stalled Nassar Sex Abuse Settlement

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said on Friday it has filed a lawsuit against its insurance providers for failing to fulfill obligations in reaching a settlement with survivors of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Committee Chair …

Gymnast Sexual Abuse Victims Offered $215 Million Insurance Payout to Settle Claims

USA Gymnastics has filed a bankruptcy plan that includes an offer of $215 million for sexual abuse survivors to settle their claims against the embattled organization. The $215 million total is the amount the insurance carriers for USA Gymnastics and …

Gymnasts to Texas Lawmakers: Allow Sex Abuse Victims to Sue Institutions

Former U.S. national team gymnasts backing a Texas bill that would allow victims of sexual abuse more time to sue in civil court on Monday urged the state’s lawmakers to restore a key provision allowing those individuals to sue institutions. …

Beyond Nassar: Michigan State University Assessing Insurance Options

Michigan State University continues to explore its insurance coverage options with regard to sexual assault or molestation claims brought against the school after rejecting renewal coverage offered by its long-term liability insurer and setting up its own captive insurer for …

Michigan State Sues Insurers Over Nassar Claims Coverage; Stops Victim Payments

Michigan State University has filed suit against 13 insurance carriers over coverage of sexual assault claims by victims of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit against the insurers was filed July 26 in Ingham County Circuit Court. Michigan …

Claims Against Texas-Based Karolyis Not Addressed in $500M Nassar Settlement

The $500 million settlement Michigan State University reached with more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar doesn’t address claims against other parties, including Texas-based Bela and Martha Karolyi. The Karolyis, who …

Michigan State Reaches $500M Settlement with Nassar Victims

Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials announced. The deal …

Michigan State’s Nassar Scandal May Cost More Than Sandusky’s

Michigan State University’s ties to former Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar may be a costlier problem for the college than Pennsylvania State University’s Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to a new report. Michigan State faces credit rating, settlement cost and political …

State AG Investigating Who Knew What in Michigan State Sex Abuse Case

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette lashed out at Michigan State University on Jan. 27 for allowing Larry Nassar to sexually abuse girls and women for years, and he took a shot at the school’s governing body. “I don’t need advice …

$2M in Liability Insurance Required for White Nationalist Speech at Michigan State

Michigan State University has agreed to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus during spring break. The deal says Spencer can appear on March 5, but he’ll be at the livestock pavilion auditorium, away from the heart of …