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University of Michigan hopes to settle doctor abuse lawsuits

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University of Michigan officials say the school hopes to settle lawsuits brought by hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by a sports doctor who worked for the university for decades. Board of Regents Chair Ron Weiser and school President Mark Schlissel say in a Tuesday that the university wants to work with lawyers for of victims who say they were abused by Dr. Robert Anderson. He died in 2008. Attorney Mike Cox says he thinks the university is trying to avoid public and court scrutiny for what it did to these survivors by settling out of court.