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Judge to Hear Objections to Hopkins Settlement

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BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) - A Baltimore judge will hear any objections Friday to a preliminary $190 million dollar settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital System and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph them during examinations.

The settlement was reached in July between the world-renowned hospital and former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, a Johns Hopkins gynecologist who committed suicide in February 2013 soon after police raided his home and recovered thousands of videos and hundreds of images. Prosecutors subsequently closed the case after investigators determined Levy didn't share or distribute the images.

Friday afternoon's scheduled hearing before Judge Sylvester B. Cox is expected to give plaintiffs an opportunity to voice concerns over the settlement amount. A second so-called fairness hearing is scheduled Oct. 2 to address legal fees and expenses.
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