The Los Angeles Times reports that University of Southern California (USC) has agreed to pay more than $1.1 billion to former patients of campus gynecologist George Tyndall. This marks the largest payout of this kind in higher education history.
Lawyers representing a final group of 710 women who filed a lawsuit against the university told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge that the women had settled their claims for $852 million.
In a previous federal class action suit, the university had agreed to pay $215 million to thousands of alumnae and students. An additional group of about 50 cases were settled for an undisclosed amount.