Federal Class Action Settlement

U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson signed a final order and judgment on Feb. 25, 2020, approving the $215 million 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

March 12, 2021

What is this federal class action lawsuit about?

The federal class action lawsuit concerns the actions of George Tyndall, former gynecologist employed at USC’s student health center from Aug. 14, 1989 until June 21, 2016. The court granted final approval for a $215 million settlement of the federal class action lawsuit on Feb. 19, 2020 that will compensate individuals who received women’s health services from Tyndall at the student health center.

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; those distributions have been completed. The court-appointed Special Master’s Panel and the Settlement Administrator are in the process of evaluating Tier 2 and 3 claims.

What are the next steps?

The court-appointed Special Master’s Panel and the Settlement Administrator are in the process of evaluating Tier 2 and Tier 3 claims. For more information regarding key dates and next steps, please visit www.USCTyndallSettlement.com.

Where can I get additional information about the settlement process for the federal class action lawsuit?

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.