Ohio State University Agrees to Settle 11 of 18 Lawsuits Stemming from Strauss Allegations

Ohio State University said it has reached settlements with parties in 11 of 18 lawsuits filed against the school related to accused sex abuser Richard Strauss, but the agreements do not require taxpayer funds.

The lawsuits represent “nearly half of the individuals who have brought claims against the university,” the school said in a news release.

The settlements did not use taxpayer, tuition or donor funds, according to the release. Funds come from existing institutional discretionary funding.

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AG Yost Dave Shares Concerns About Drug Companies Settlement With Two Ohio Counties

The day before the bellwether trial of Cuyahoga and Summit Counties versus four major pharmaceutical companies began, the drug manufacturers settled. The issue for the counties was the significant cost of the opioid epidemic, believed to have been fueled by the drug companies. Earlier this summer Attorney General Dave Yost tried to force the court to consolidate the counties’ cases under his jurisdiction, and he voiced concern with the settlement.

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