This Morning: Today marks deadline for Nassar Survivors to file claims

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Today marks the last day for remaining survivors of Larry Nassar to file a lawsuit hoping to receive compensation from Michigan State University.

Over the past year, more than 300 women and girls have come forward saying they were sexually abused by Larry Nassar.

Michigan lawmakers decided in May that if other survivors would like to file a lawsuit they have 90 days to do it.

Today marks that deadline.

After today if survivors decide they want to file a claim, there could be several legal hurdles they’ll need to jump in order to make that happen and to receive part of the settlement money that MSU agreed to give them.

Megan Bonanni, Partner at Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Law Firm says since the 90 day window was announced, nearly 160 new cases have been filed by women wanting to come forward.

Bonanni says lawyers were strongly encouraging Nassar survivors to file before today’s deadline because MSU pledged to let them keep their privacy.

According to Bonanni, there are at least about 160 new women who have come forward and filed claims since this 90 days was announced.

That makes a grand total of around almost 500 women that have filed a lawsuit saying they were sexually abused by Larry Nassar.

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