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Judge: University of Michigan must inform alumni about sexual abuse case class-action suit

ANN ARBOR (AP) — A judge has ordered the University of Michigan to inform alumni about a class-action lawsuit against the school over sexual abuse by longtime campus doctor Robert Anderson, who died in 2008.

U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts intervened after lawyers argued that the university shouldn’t be communicating with people who could become plaintiffs in the case. The school had sent letters to more than 300,000 former students seeking information that could help an investigation being conducted by the WilmerHale law firm.