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University of Michigan Athlete Sex Assault Claims Go to Mediator

June 24, 2020, 6:01 PM

The University of Michigan and a class of what could be thousands of male student athletes will go to mediation over the athletes’ claims that they were sexually assaulted by Dr. Robert Anderson over the 35-year period he worked at the school.

The school and the athletes have agreed to go to mediation in September, they said at a hearing held Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The lead plaintiff in the case, identified as John Doe, is a former Wolverines football player who attended Michigan from 1989 until 1993.

As a condition of ...