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(MPRN-Lansing) A new law extends the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assaults to file lawsuits, and for suspects to face prosecution. It was signed Tuesday by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley while Governor Rick Snyder is out of the country. 


Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon delivered her first public comments since resigning in January under the hot lights of a US Senate hearing room. Simon and two former officials of USA Gymnastics faced an intense grilling Tuesday by a Senate subcommittee.

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(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers in Lansing say a settlement between Michigan State University and survivors of Larry Nassar doesn’t mean their quest for justice is over. 

MSU May Settle Nassar Lawsuits for $500 Million

May 16, 2018
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Michigan State University has reached a possible settlement with more than 300 victims of sexual assault. The lawsuit stems from the university’s handling of former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually assaulted his patients for years under the guise of treatment.

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(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation to lengthen the amount of time victims of sexual assault have to file complaints continues to get pushback.