Class Action Settlement

U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson signed a final order and judgment on Feb. 25, 2020, approving the federal class action settlement in the George Tyndall litigation. Judge Wilson’s order resolves the claims of more than 18,000 women who were treated by Tyndall at the Student Health Center and formalizes a broad array of campus reforms.

 

FAQ Regarding George Tyndall Class Action Settlement

 

What is the status of distributing the Tier 1 checks to eligible class members?

On April 6, 2020 the court-appointed Claims Administrator began distributing Tier 1 checks to eligible class members. Please contact the administrator at info@USCTyndallSettlement.com if you believe you should have received a check but did not. The Special Master and her panel are evaluating Tier 2 and 3 claims. Please check back for further status updates.

What is this lawsuit about?

The lawsuit concerns the actions of George Tyndall, former gynecologist employed at USC’s student health center from August 14, 1989 until June 21, 2016. In June 2019, the court granted preliminary approval for a $215 million federal class action settlement that will compensate individuals who received women’s health services from Tyndall at the student health center.

Anyone with questions about the settlement process can contact the court-appointed independent Settlement Administrator at info@USCTyndallSettlement.com or by telephone at 1-888-663-1718.

What is the current status of this lawsuit?
The Court indicated on January 6, 2020 its decision to order final approval for the federal class action settlement.

What are next steps?
The court-appointed Special Master and Settlement Administrator will begin the process of distributing tier 1 awards and evaluating tier 2 and 3 claims. For more information regarding key dates and next steps, www.USCTyndallSettlement.com for additional information.


From Interim President Wanda M. Austin (June 13, 2019)

Letter to the community from Interim President Wanda M. Austin regarding court order settlement.


Unsealed Documents from Class Action Settlement Proceedings (May 23, 2019)

See the documents that have been released.


From Interim President Wanda M. Austin (May 23, 2019)

Letter to the community from Interim President Wanda M. Austin concerning unsealing of documents.


Update Statement (April 25, 2019)

Read the full statement.


University Statement (February 12, 2019)

Read the full statement.


From Interim President Wanda M. Austin (October 19, 2018)

Statement from Interim President Wanda M. Austin Concerning Tyndall Class Action Lawsuit.

From Rick J. Caruso, USC Board of Trustees Chair (October 19, 2018)

Statement from Rick J. Caruso, USC Board of Trustees Chair, Concerning Tyndall Class Action Settlement.