October 7, 2019 — California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law that gives women until the end of 2020 to file independent lawsuits against USC and former gynecologist George Tyndall.
The new law applies to claims of more than $250,000 involving sexual assault or inappropriate behavior by a physician at a student health center between January 1, 1988, and January 1, 2017.
Thousands of women have come forward to report that they were sexually abused by George Tyndall while they were students at USC.
Now, a new California law is giving women more time to sue USC independently at the state level.
The new laws is in response to allegations against Tyndall dating back to the 1990s. Many of those older claims fell outside of California’s statute of limitations, so survivors could not sue — until now.
Assembly Bill 1510 was written specifically for them, giving former students a chance to sue USC at the state level with claims that may have otherwise been tossed out because the time-limit had expired.
Survivors of Tyndall’s assaults now have until the end of 2020 to file a state claim against USC. Many women say they plan to do so, instead of being part of a separate ongoing federal class action lawsuit.
USC actively lobbied against passage of this bill, hoping that the class action lawsuit would cover all of the claims. This new law will allow more women to file lawsuits independently.
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