MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 03 Jul 2022 21:41:38 +0000 Victims seek equity in U. of Michigan settlement http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/1b9a4270d4ce4d18a9a9e20eb8dee267 Some believe a $490 million settlement reached by the University of Michigan with sex-abuse victims is an example of how Blacks often receive less than whites in big-money payouts (Jan. 21) 1b9a4270d4ce4d18a9a9e20eb8dee267 Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:16:31 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSAnn Arbor, Michigan - 20 January 20221. Various of a signs and T-shirts in support of the victims of the late Dr. Robert Anderson on the campus of the University of MichiganANNOTATION: The University of Michigan agreed to a $490 million settlement with 1,000-plus mostly men who say they were sexually abused by a doctor.ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Ann Arbor, Michigan – 11 August 20202. Various of a University of Michigan flag flying atop the student unionASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Ann Arbor, Michigan - 23 September 20213. Various of Chuck Christian handing out T-shirts to protesters and embracing fellow former Michigan football player Jon VaughnANNOTATION: Some see it as an example of how Blacks often receive less than whites in big-money payouts.ASSOCIATED PRESSOkemos, Michigan - 20 January 2022++VIDEO CALL++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jamie White, lawyer for Anderson victims:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"The numbers are what they are. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at the two victim groups and see a vast difference in the outcome." ASSOCIATED PRESSAnn Arbor, Michigan - 20 January 20225. T-shirts and signage in support of the victimsANNOTATION: "The two victim groups are:"ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: East Lansing, Michigan - 25 January 20186. A sign on the campus of Michigan State University reads (English) "SpartansWill Support Survivors"ANNOTATION: The more than 300 mostly white women and girls molested by former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar.ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Lansing, Michigan - 19 January 20187. UPSOUND Aly Raisman, a U.S. Olympic gold medalist, speaks to Larry Nassar during his sentencing hearing, saying (English) "And now, Larry, it's your turn to listen to me"ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Charlotte, Michigan - 5 February 20188. Nassar listens during a court proceedingASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Novi, Michigan - 12 August 20209. Former University of Michigan football captain and San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl player Dwight Hicks arrives at and sits at the dais during a news conferenceANNOTATION: And the 1,050 victims -- many of whom are Black men -- who say they were abused by Dr. Robert Anderson, a physician at the University of Michigan.ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Novi, Michigan - 12 August 202010. Hicks talks with fellow Michigan alumnus Airron RichardsonASSOCIATED PRESSOkemos, Michigan - 20 January 2022++VIDEO CALL++11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jamie White, lawyer for Anderson victims:"For these young men, they were a very vulnerable victim group."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Ann Arbor, Michigan - 16 June 202112. SOUNDBITE (English) Jon Vaughn, former Michigan football player:"Because every victim matters. I matter. I am not John Doe. I am Jon Vaughn." ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Novi, Michigan - 10 June 202113. Former Michigan football player Gilvanni Johnson and others arrive at the site of a news conference inside a hotel meeting roomANNOTATION: The payout is expected to average between $400,000 and $500,000 for those who said they were abused by Anderson, who died in 2008. ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Novi, Michigan - 10 June 202114. Johnson sits at the daisASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Lansing, Michigan - 19 January 201815. Gymnast Jordyn Wieber in courtANNOTATION: That would be far less than the $1.2 million each for the Nassar victims. ASSOCIATED PRESSOkemos, Michigan - 20 January 2022++VIDEO CALL++16. SOUNDBITE (English) Jamie White, lawyer for Anderson victims:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"That's just simple math, right? I mean, that's a double-down as it pertains to African American men." ASSOCIATED PRESSAnn Arbor, Michigan - 20 January 202217. A pro-victims sign in front of the university president's home STORYLINE:Some believe a $490 million settlement reached by the University of Michigan with victims of the late Dr. Robert Anderson probably should have been higher and is an example of how Blacks often receive less than whites in big-money payouts.Most of the 1,050 people who claimed they were sexually abused by Anderson are men. Lawyers involved with the case say it's clear that Anderson was targeting Black men.The victims in the Anderson case each are expected to receive somewhere between $400,000 and $500,000 from the settlement, but some point to the larger $1.2 million that each victim of Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar were to receive in their claims against that school.A 2018 report says insurance companies and courts rely on testimony of economic experts' calculation of damages using wage tables, and that data often is based on the race, ethnicity and gender of the person filing the lawsuit. That's according to the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The report says Blacks, Latinos and Hispanics and women of all races typically earn less than white men, meaning damages awarded often are less than what white men would receive.Law firms involved in the Anderson litigation have not shared the racial breakdown of their clients, said attorney Jamie White, who added that about 93% of the 78 or so Anderson clients his firm represents are Black.Anderson, in his roles as director of the university's Health Service and a physician for football and other athletic teams, has been accused by former students and student-athletes of molesting them during routine physicals or other visits. The abuse occurred throughout Anderson's 37-year career at the university, a law firm hired by the school said in a report released last spring. Anderson worked at the university from 1966 until his 2003 retirement. He died in 2008.Nassar, who also worked as as sports doctor for USA Gymnastics, pleaded guilty in 2018 to molesting women and girls under the guise of treatment. He is serving three prison sentences that will likely keep him locked up for life.Michigan State was accused of ignoring or dismissing complaints about Nassar and agreed in 2018 to pay $500 million to his victims. None of the 332 initial individuals represented by his firm in the Nassar case were Black, White said, adding that all were white and only one was a man."The numbers are what they are," White said in an interview Thursday. 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Some believe a $490 million settlement reached by the University of Michigan with sex-abuse victims is an example of how Blacks often receive less than whites in big-money payouts (Jan. 21) Victims seek equity in U. of Michigan settlement