Letter from University of Michigan to its Alumni
On August 6, 2020, a federal judge ordered the University of Michigan to send the letter below to 300,000 alumni. The letter is intended to notify you of lawsuits against the school related to former athletic department doctor Robert Anderson.
On June 16, 2020, the University reached out to you regarding the investigation by the law firm WilmerHale into the allegations of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct by Dr. Robert E. Anderson, deceased. Participation in that investigation is purely voluntary. You are receiving this follow-up communication to ensure you are aware of pending legal proceedings regarding Dr. Anderson.
There are a number of cases against the University pending in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, master case no. 20-cv-10568. If you are not already represented by counsel in connection with one of those cases, you may wish to consult your own legal counsel regarding your rights, or you may wish to contact any of the lawyers who are representing the existing claimants identified in the attached master docket of the cases.
As with the June 16, 2020 communication, the University is sending this communication both by email and by U.S. Postal Service to all students who attended the University between the mid- 1960s and the early 2000s for whom it has contact information. If you are aware of a former student who did not receive this communication and should have, please share this message with them.
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Estey & Bomberger, White Law PLLC, and the Simpson Tuegel Law Firm all have a high level of expertise in sexual abuse/assault lawsuits. The three law firms hope that more victims will come forward so the true extent of Anderson’s abuse can be known. The firms have victim advocates available to answer questions and help survivors deal with any problems.
If you are a survivor of Robert Anderson abuse, please contact our law firm for a free and confidential consultation.