DETROIT (AP) — A $490 million deal to settle claims of sexual assault against a University of Michigan doctor will be handled in a similar way to the $500 million agreement worked out in 2018 by Michigan State University and the victims of Larry Nassar.
The University of Michigan won’t have a role in how the money is divided. Lawyers say a retired judge, maybe two, will be presented with individual claims and determine a figure.
Simple math pegs an average payment of more than $400,000 for each of the 1,050 people, who are mostly men. But some payments could be higher or lower, depending on the impact of Robert Anderson’s abuse.