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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Michigan State University has settled hundreds of lawsuits filed against it by the survivors of MSU doctor Larry Nassar's sexual assaults. The settlement, which covers all 332 current claimants, will cost Michigan State $500 million. The school will pay $425 million now and hold $75 million in reserve in case other Nassar victims come forward.

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I love how MSU wants taxpayers and students to foot the bill.

--. Use your endowment.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-17 07:36 AM | Reply

Those in authority with the knowledge that not take action should be made to pay as well. The entire University and Michigan tax payers should not have to shoulder this alone.

#2 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-05-17 01:40 PM | Reply

Can you say tuition increase?

Upper management is not responsible so they get to keep their jobs and salaries.

#3 | Posted by Pegasus at 2018-05-17 04:00 PM | Reply

This is a bunch of BS. They fine Michigan taxpayers and students in all State schools $500 million when the problem was upper management's negligence (at best) or turning a blind eye (more likely). It seems to me that the senior leadership should be arrested and tried in a criminal court. And if there is any money to be doled out, it should be from them. Not the school or the taxpayers. Bankrupt the corrupt individuals responsible if you want. But a judgement over a criminal action against the State is just wrong. And why is it %500 million? Why not $500,000 or even $5 million? Because the judgement was against Michigan Tax Payers?

#4 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-05-17 06:08 PM | Reply

About 1.5 million each.

#5 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-05-17 07:42 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY BOGEY1355

If it were a public corporation the shareholders would be on the hook for this settlement. In a Republic, the citizens are the shareholders. The actions of the government (in a representative republic) are ultimately the responsibility of the voters (collectively).

#6 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-05-18 12:44 AM | Reply

I don't recall seeing the C-Suite occupants of large corporations (e.g., the big banks) being forced to personally pay for judgments (whether civil or criminal) against the company. I don't recall seeing a lot of them dismissed, either. Just the cost of doing business, right?

#7 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-05-18 12:48 AM | Reply

If it were a public corporation the shareholders would be on the hook for this settlement. In a Republic, the citizens are the shareholders. The actions of the government (in a representative republic) are ultimately the responsibility of the voters (collectively).

#6 | POSTED BY WHODAMAN

NW

Well said.

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-05-18 01:24 AM | Reply

"About 1.5 million each."

President Donald J. Trump wishes he could pay that much to put his hand inside McKayla.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-18 01:39 AM | Reply

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