COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Extra Ohio State alumni are suing the university over how faculty officials handled a workforce physician who an investigation concluded had sexually abused at the very least 177 younger males between 1979 and 1997.
The federal case filed Wednesday by 16 alumni is the fifth pending lawsuit alleging college officers knew of considerations about Richard Strauss however did not do enough to cease him. Strauss died in 2005.
Ohio State has argued in earlier fits that such claims are time-barred by regulation however says it isn’t dismissing the accusers and their experiences. A decide directed the sooner lawsuits to mediation.
Lawyer Rocky Ratliff says the most recent plaintiffs waited to sue till a regulation firm investigating for the university released its findings about Strauss. Ratliff says that report bolsters his shoppers’ claims.