Michigan State fights search warrant in Nassar inquiry

Jun 30, 2018 by

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Michigan State University has filed a motion to quash a search warrant served against it by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office as part of an investigation into the school’s handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar.

The search warrant was served Tuesday, days after special prosecutor William Forsyth alleged that MSU is blocking his investigation by failing to turn over documents.

MSU officials counter they are cooperating with the investigation launched Jan. 27, and have turned over to the AG reams of documents and witnesses for interview. But they are not turning over some documents the university classifies as privileged communication with an attorney.

In MSU’s motion to quash, filed Thursday in Ingham County’s 54-B District Court, it says that while the university has reached a $500 million settlement in principle with over 300 accusers of Nassar, the settlement is not final and litigants continue to file claims. Additionally, the university anticipates litigation with insurance carriers.

“The Attorney General must understand that the university cannot waive these protections,” according to the motion.

Source: Michigan State fights search warrant in Nassar inquiry

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