New York Principal Natasha Romagnoli spoke with BestWeek about United Educators Insurance’s request to declare it has no duty to defend the University of Southern California (USC) in class-action sexual abuse litigation that could be resolved through a proposed pre-trial settlement worth about $215 million. Earlier this month, Judge Stephen V. Wilson, of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, rejected the proposed class-action settlement as inadequate. “The judge’s decision to reject the proposed settlement potentially puts the two separate pieces of litigation on an identical track with respect to the discovery of certain facts relevant to both actions,” said Natasha. “The underlying factors of what USC officials knew and when they knew it is important to both cases.”
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