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Senator Barrett to introduce Dr. Anderson survivor legislation

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The Michigan Senate is getting ready to reconvene this week from its winter break. One planned bill would make it easier for accusers of deceased University of Michigan Doctor Robert Anderson to sue the school in state court.

Over a thousand complaints have been filed against Anderson—accusing him of sexual assault during exams.

Attorney Parker Stinar represents some of the accusers. He says survivors want accountability from the school.

“These survivors for nearly two years have waited for legislative action to allow them a clear path to justice and unfortunately in the House there’s been legislative hold up.”

The expected bill would remove hurdles to suing U-of-M for a 30-day period.

The school declined to comment.