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Supreme Court Rejects Ohio State’s Bid to Dismiss Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Ohio State University’s bid to dismiss lawsuits brought by alleged sexual abuse victims of a now-deceased doctor who was employed by the school’s athletic department and medical staff for nearly two decades.

The justices turned away Ohio State’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that allowed the litigation to proceed despite having been brought decades after the abuse by Richard Strauss, which occurred from 1978 to 1998, the year he retired from the faculty. Strauss died by suicide in 2005.

Lawyers for the alleged victims, including the nonprofit Public Justice, hailed the Supreme Court’s action.

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