ttorneys Mo Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz and National Trial Lawyers member Michelle Simpson Tuegel of Hunt & Tuegel in Waco, Texas announced they are among the group of attorneys representing survivors of former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar in lawsuits against Michigan State University which resulted in a global settlement in principle totaling $500 million dollars.
The settlement applies to only Michigan State University and MSU individuals sued in the litigation. It does not address claims against USA gymnastics, the United States Olympic Committee, Bela and Martha Karolyi, Twistars, John Geddert, or any other parties.
Attorney Mo Aziz said, “This historic settlement came about through the courage of over 300 hundred young women who stood up and spoke out, including our clients. We are honored to represent them.” Attorney Michelle Simpson Tuegel said, “We are hopeful that the legacy of this settlement will be something that not only brings healing to our clients, but also changes the culture in such a way that little girls and young women will not have to face the threat of sexual assault in sports and in our schools. The safety of our female athletes in this country should be a priority over their performance.”