Cifarelli Law Firm Helps Secure Record-Setting Settlement for USC Sexual Abuse Victims

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USC has agreed to the largest higher education sex abuse payout in history. The $1.1 billion settlement was reached on March 25, 2021, following an $852 million settlement secured, in part, by Thomas A. Cifarelli and the Cifarelli Law Firm. This settlement is thought to be the largest in United States history, awarding more than 700 former USC students the justice they deserve following abuse at the hands of former doctor, George Tyndall. The Cifarelli Law Firm represented just over a dozen of Mr. Tyndall’s alleged victims. We are extremely proud to have played a part in this unprecedented settlement.

The $825 million settlement was recommended by Jeffrey Krivis and Superior Court Judge Daniel Buckley following their review of the evidence against Mr. Tyndall. The amount was unanimously approved by USC’s Board of Trustees.

In addition to this settlement, USC settled a class-action lawsuit in 2018 for $215 million. Around 50 other cases have been settled by USC for undisclosed amounts. The 74-year-old former doctor has been accused of countless sexual assaults, several resulting in criminal charges. Tyndall denies all charges, but USC has decided to settle multiple civil suits while he is awaiting trial due to overwhelming evidence.

We Fight for Victims of Sexual Abuse

The USC sex abuse scandal has rocked the nation with more than 17,000 potential victims and we are proud of the work we have done on this and other high-profile cases. However, a case needn’t be in the headlines for us to apply the full weight of our firm to the task of getting justice for victims.

Relentless in our approach, we fight for victims of abuse, holding those who have harmed others to full account for their actions. Compassionate, attentive, and thorough, we are prepared to protect victims of abuse from further indignations while taking every measure possible to help ensure that justice is served.

If you have been the victim of abuse or if someone you love needs help, please do not hesitate to call our office at 949-502-8600 and schedule a cost and obligation-free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse attorneys today.

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