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Statement on restarting mediation (March 28, 2018)

MSU Interim President John Engler released the following statement today regarding the attached federal court filing: Stipulated Order to Extend Time in Light of Mediation.

“Michigan State University is pleased that mediation will restart. The university remains committed to reaching a fair settlement with all the survivors. Former Federal Judge Layn Phillips will be a strong, independent mediator, and we have confidence he will work hard to bring the parties to a resolution.

“I came to MSU with the intention of concluding the lawsuits as soon as possible in a fair and just manner. The survivors should not have to endure years of litigation. The postponement of plaintiffs’ litigation responses until May 10 gives both parties time to enter into mediation and work toward an equitable settlement.”