Judge Unpauses Litigation Over Sex Abuse By Ohio State Doctor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has partly unpaused litigation against Ohio State University over

FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Investigators say over 100 male students were sexually abused by Strauss who died in 2005. The university released findings Friday, May 17, 2019, from a law firm that investigated claims about Richard Strauss for the school. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
Dr. Richard Strauss (Ohio State University via AP)

decades-old sexual abuse by a team doctor, while noting mediation toward possible settlements should continue as the lawsuits proceed.

More than 350 men sued the school for failing to stop Richard Strauss during the late doctor’s tenure, but much of the legal action was paused as the cases were in mediation.

Last month, Ohio State announced an unspecified settlement with nearly half the men. Details weren’t disclosed. Other accusers wanted Judge Michael Watson to let them resume litigation. Watson’s order says the mediator recently notified him that parallel mediation and litigation efforts” are warranted.