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« Reply #3080 on: April 09, 2013, 10:09:09 PM »

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2013/04/penn_state_administrators_case.html
Penn State administrators case in Jerry Sandusky scandal can move forward
April 9, 2013

The criminal case can move forward against three Penn State administrators accused of covering up reports that Jerry Sandusky was behaving improperly with children, a judge ruled today.

Judge Barry Feudale denied an attempt to throw out the grand jury report backing up the accusations and ruled against several other defense requests.

Defendants Gary Schultz, Tim Curley and Graham Spanier are charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy.

The three had sought to exclude the testimony of Penn State's former general counsel, Cynthia Baldwin, based on her actions as she accompanied the men to grand jury appearances in Harrisburg in early 2011.
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« Reply #3081 on: April 10, 2013, 02:29:26 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/04/10/3573610/judge-denies-default-judgment.html
Judge denies default judgment against Jerry Sandusky
April 10, 2013
WILLIAMSPORT — Jerry Sandusky does not have to worry about a default judgment being entered against him in a federal civil case brought by one of his alleged victims.

U.S. Middle District Senior Judge William W. Caldwell saw to that Tuesday when he denied a motion for such a ruling sought by the victim’s lawyer, Don Bailey.

The former auditor general, in a motion filed Friday, contended that Sandusky had failed to respond to the complaint within the required 21 days, so his victim was entitled to a default judgment.

Caldwell wrote that the court has discretion and it may consider various factors when deciding whether to enter a default judgment.

Since on Feb. 14 all activities in the case were stayed at the request of Penn State, also a defendant, and Sandusky was not served in prison until March 12, the judge said he concluded he should not grant a default judgment.

When the stay is lifted, Sandusky would be expected to respond in a timely manner, Caldwell said.

The university asked for the stay until criminal charges against former President Graham Spanier, retired senior vice president Gary Shultz and on-leave athletic director Tim Curley were resolved. They are defendants in the civil case, too.

Bailey had filed the suit on Oct. 12 but maintained the state Department of Corrections hindered his efforts to serve Sandusky, an inmate at the Greene prison in Waynesburg, where he is serving a term of 30 to 60 years. The state denied the allegations.

A Dauphin Count native, who was not one of the 10 named in the charges on which the former Penn State defensive coach was convicted, alleges in the suit he was sexually molested in a campus swimming pool in 2005.
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« Reply #3082 on: April 10, 2013, 02:31:04 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/04/10/3573821/paterno-family-help-kick-off-child.html
Paterno family helps kick off child abuse awareness month
April 10, 2013

HARRISBURG — The family of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno delivered Wednesday its latest push as advocates for child abuse awareness, as his widow and two of their sons signaled their commitment to an organization that provides mandated reporter training.

The Paternos — Sue, Jay and Scott — were guests as the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance kicked off child abuse awareness month inside a Harrisburg hotel. The Paternos said they are harnessing their celebrity to spread the message.
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« Reply #3083 on: April 17, 2013, 09:11:06 AM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/04/mike_mcquearys_bid_for_million.html
Mike McQueary's bid for millions in damages for mistreatment by Penn State can proceed
April 16, 2013

Penn State learned today it will likely have another long legal battle on its hands, as a Chester County judge ruled that a defamation and whistleblower lawsuit brought against it by early Jerry Sandusky accuser Mike McQueary can proceed.

McQueary, 38, is seeking up to $4 million in damages from the university for a major college football coaching career that he asserts was cut short when former university leaders attacked his credibility in the days after Sandusky's 2011 arrest on child sex abuse charges.

McQueary was a key figure in that investigation as an eyewitness to a 2001 shower-room assault by Sandusky that he, in successive interviews, reported to then-head coach Joe Paterno, Athletic Director Tim Curley and senior vice president Gary Schultz.

Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys last year, and he is currently serving a minimum 30-year term in state prison.

But in the weeks and months after Sandusky's arrest, McQueary saw himself became a pariah in his hometown, first told to stay off the sidelines at Penn State' first home game after the arrest, then placed on leave and ultimately let go without an interview when his contract expired last year.

Penn State sought this winter to have McQueary's civil case dismissed, arguing that McQueary was essentially an assistant football coach who was not rehired when new head coach Bill O'Brien took over in 2012.

It had no official comment on today's ruling, in which McQueary essentially avoided that early knockout.

The university, at the direction of trustees and President Rodney Erickson, is already seeking civil settlements with about 30 potential Sandusky abuse victims, but it was not clear today if officials will look to settle with McQueary.
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Judge Thomas Gavin's ruling today essentially holds that McQueary deserves a hearing on the merits of his argument.

Gavin found McQueary sets out clear arguments that the university must respond too, and that based on McQueary's pleadings, the former coach may be able to prove direct harm at the hands of Spanier, Curley and Schultz.

In particular, McQueary has argued that he was defamed by Spanier's statements of support for Curley and Schultz because, to believe they acted properly during the Sandusky probe, one would have to think that McQueary lied to the grand jury.

In the statement in question, Spanier, who resigned under pressure from trustees days later, gave his "unconditional support" to Curley and Schultz, adding "I am confident that record will show that these charges are groundless and that they conducted themselves professionally and appropriately."

Spanier, Curley and Schultz have all subsequently been charged with additional obstruction of justice, endangering the welfare of children and other counts asserting that they conspired to keep allegations about Sandusky from police and child welfare authorities.

The former administrators are awaiting criminal court action on those charges.
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Gavin, in his ruling today, argued that McQueary has established arguments that, if proven at trial, could entitle him to punitive damages from the university. As a result, he said, he would not grant Penn State's preliminary objections.

Gavin gave Penn State 20 days to file a direct answer to McQueary's complaint.

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« Reply #3084 on: April 17, 2013, 09:15:03 AM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/04/16/3581610/penn-state-shot-down-again-in.html
Penn State shot down again in attempt to stay Jerry Sandusky victim’s lawsuit
April 16, 2013

Penn State was rebuffed in another attempt to have a lawsuit filed by one of Jerry Sandusky’s abuse victims put on hold, and lawyers for The Second Mile charity went on the offensive to have the lawsuit tossed.

The developments were among a flurry over the past week in the case that has Victim 6 from the Sandusky trial suing Penn State, The Second Mile and Sandusky in federal court. The young man testified last summer that he felt violated when Sandusky forced him into a campus shower after a workout in May 1998.

Last week, federal judge Anita Brody refused to reconsider her previous decision to deny granting Penn State a stay on the lawsuit.

Penn State’s lawyers had unsuccessfully fought for a delay pending the criminal proceedings against former university leaders Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are finished. The three men are facing obstruction, perjury and related charges and are unlikely to cooperate with Penn State’s defense in the civil case, the university’s lawyers have said.

In her latest ruling last week, Brody said Penn State did not present any “new grounds” to warrant a delay.
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« Reply #3085 on: April 24, 2013, 02:16:16 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/04/24/3590906/second-mile-gets-ok-to-transfer.html
Second Mile gets OK from judge to transfer funds to Arrow
April 24, 2013

A judge has ruled that The Second Mile can transfer $200,000 to a Texas-based ministry so its programs for at-risk youth can continue.

The decision allows the charity, founded by Jerry Sandusky and ruined by its association with the convicted pedophile, to send Arrow Family and Child Ministries money, equipment and intellectual property, including three programs for children: Friend, Friend Fitness and Leadership Institute.

Arrow will assume operation of some of the programs developed by The Second Mile starting May 1, officials with the ministry said Tuesday.

Out-of-county Judge William Morgan said in a ruling filed Monday that the transfer “will permit programs to continue that are of immense benefit to children and their families,” while having little effect on pending civil suits from Sandusky’s victims.

The Second Mile sought court approval last year to transfer $2.5 million to Arrow, but several of Sandusky’s victims objected and the transfer was put on hold. It was a revised transfer arrangement that the judge approved Monday.

Morgan said in his decision that the amount being sent to Arrow is less than 5 percent of The Second Mile’s total assets and that there were no objections to the proposed transfer.

The charity’s endowment would be kept in its existing investment account until the victims’ claims are resolved.
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« Reply #3086 on: April 29, 2013, 05:57:54 PM »

http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/lawyers-for-victim-6-file-new-motion-in-case-against-penn-state-1295690/
Lawyers for Victim 6 File New Motion in Case Against Penn State
April 26, 2013

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« Reply #3087 on: April 29, 2013, 06:00:42 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/04/in_civil_suit_sandusky_victim.html
In civil suit, Jerry Sandusky's "Victim 6" asks court to spike Penn State's bid for an early dismissal of civil counts
By Charles Thompson
on April 25, 2013 at 8:20 PM, updated April 29, 2013 at 11:38 AM

This story has been updated to expand on and clarify some of the legal arguments Penn State has advanced in its preliminary opposition to this civil case.

In the one Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse civil case that is moving forward, attorneys for the plaintiff known as Victim 6 asked a federal judge today to allow their case to proceed to a full fact-finding and, potentially, trial.
The motion, filed today in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, is in response to an April 8 request by Penn State to dismiss two of six counts against the university.

Penn State had argued, in its filing, that Sandusky was not acting within the scope of his duties as a football coach when he showered and assaulted Victim 6 in May 1998, so the university should not bear "vicarious liability" for those actions.

PSU attorneys also argued that there was no factual claim to support a civil conspiracy claim against the university.
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« Reply #3088 on: May 07, 2013, 08:01:35 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/05/07/3607507/penn-state-renews-fight-against.html
Penn State renews fight against Mike McQueary’s whistleblower lawsuit
May 7, 2013

Penn State’s lawyers again are refuting the claims made by former assistant coach Mike McQueary, saying the university never harmed him and if he suffered, it was from his own doing.

The arguments were made in court papers filed Monday by the lawyers defending Penn State against the whistleblower and defamation lawsuit McQueary brought against the university after his contract was not renewed last summer. McQueary wants punitive damages of more than $4 million in lost wages and benefits.

“If (McQueary) suffered any damages or losses, such damages or losses were caused in whole or in part by (McQueary’s) own acts, omissions or conducts,” attorney Nancy Conrad wrote on behalf of Penn State.

The written arguments were submitted as the university was given a 20-day deadline to respond to the original lawsuit after losing an important court battle last month. On April 16, out-of-county Judge Thomas Gavin overruled Penn State’s objections that the claims in McQueary’s lawsuit were too vague to hold up in court.

That put Penn State at 0-2 in the McQueary case, as the judge previously denied the university’s motion to stay the case until criminal proceedings involving former university administrators are finished.

The university’s lawyers laid out similar arguments in previous pleadings in unsuccessful attempts to fight the lawsuit.
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« Reply #3089 on: May 07, 2013, 08:03:39 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/05/07/3607890/judge-to-unseal-documents-in-case.html
Tim Curley, Gary Schultz files unsealed to move case forward
May 7, 2013
The judge overseeing the grand jury that investigated three Penn State administrators’ responses to child abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky will unseal documents in an effort to nudge forward the long-stalled case.

Judge Barry Feudale on Monday granted motions the defense lawyers for Tim Curley and Gary Schultz made in April to unseal their own requests to throw out the grand jury presentment as evidence against their clients. The judge already ruled on that matter — he denied it, saying he lacked jurisdiction — but the lawyers wanted to see what one another wrote since the pleadings were filed under seal.

Feudale has said the defense attorneys have delayed the case with actions such as these motions.

“The Office of Attorney General should proceed to move this case forward absent a stay by the Supreme Court,” Feudale wrote in the order. “Continued delay of this case is not in the interest of justice as to (the) Defendants and the alleged victims.”

Feudale gave the Attorney General’s Office three days to file a motion to reconsider his ruling and said the documents will be unsealed Friday
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« Reply #3090 on: May 12, 2013, 06:39:57 PM »

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/penn-st-head-top-paid-public-colleges-19164223#.UZAZ-aLrzGc
Ex-Penn St Head Was Top Paid Among Public Colleges
May 13, 2013

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier became the highest paid public college president of 2011-12 when he was forced out over his handling of the sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to a survey released Sunday.

The Chronicle of Higher Education's annual ranking of public college presidents' earnings said Spanier's $2.9 million pay, which included $1.2 million in severance and $1.2 million in deferred compensation, put him well ahead of his peers when he left Penn State in November 2011.

Spanier, who led the college for 16 years, is awaiting trial on criminal charges of perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected child abuse and conspiracy stemming from administrators' handling of sex abuse allegations against Sandusky. Spanier has vigorously denied the charges.
 
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« Reply #3091 on: May 17, 2013, 04:58:58 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/05/08/3609733/pa-police-commissioner-jerry-sandusky.html
Pa. police commissioner: Jerry Sandusky case still open
May 8, 2013

Speaking this week on the Penn State campus, state police Commissioner Frank Noonan confirmed that the case against convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky remains open.

Noonan, addressing reporters Tuesday, said troopers are still assigned to the case, but that the state Attorney General’s Office will determine how far the investigation goes.

“We still have officers associated with the case,” Noonan said. “Our troopers are still working it and they’re looking into a lot of different areas, but as far as what they are looking into, that has to come from the Attorney General’s Office.”
 

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« Reply #3092 on: May 17, 2013, 05:09:48 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/05/17/3620224/ag-kane-no-timetable-for-sandusky.html
AG Kane: No timetable for Sandusky case investigation
May 17, 2013

HARRISBURG — State Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Friday said her review of the Jerry Sandusky investigation is progressing, but there is no timetable for its findings to be made public.

Speaking to a gathering of media professionals, Kane said her office is busy exploring how her predecessors developed the child sex abuse case against Sandusky, which led to the grand jury presentment of allegations in November 2011.

“We’re doing a comprehensive review,” Kane said during a luncheon sponsored by The Associated Press. “As I’ve said, we’re leaving no stone unturned.”

The Sandusky case was launched by Tom Corbett and continued under his appointee, Linda Kelly, after Corbett was elected governor in 2010.
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« Reply #3093 on: June 03, 2013, 10:34:50 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/05/sandusky_scandal_has_cost_penn.html
Jerry Sandusky scandal has cost Penn State more than $44 million
May 22, 2013

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State's costs for legal fees, consultants and other services connected to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal have topped $44.4 million, the university's latest bill shows.

That total was through the end of February, according to a university website this week. It's up about $1.5 million from the previous bill released through the end of January.

One of the biggest increases came in the category of university legal services and defense. The $9.2 million tab in that category was up about $800,000 from the previous month.

That bill covers attorneys representing firms in criminal proceedings connected to the scandal, as well as a firm handling settlement negotiations with accusers of retired assistant football coach Sandusky.
 
University insurance policies should reimburse some of the fees and costs, but Penn State has said it won't dip into tuition dollars, state appropriations or donations.

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« Reply #3094 on: June 03, 2013, 10:36:41 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/05/25/3628560/mcqueary-disputes-penn-states.html
McQueary disputes Penn State’s version of his termination
May 25, 2013


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« Reply #3095 on: June 03, 2013, 10:38:26 PM »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/29/paterno-estate-ncaa-sue-sanctions_n_3355054.html
Paterno Estate, Penn State Trustees, Ex-Players To Sue NCAA Over Sandusky Sanctions
May 29, 2013

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The family of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno – along with several university trustees, former players and others connected to the school – plan to sue the NCAA over the landmark sanctions against the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

The 40-page suit to be filed Thursday will name the NCAA, president Mark Emmert and Oregon State president Edward Ray – who was chair of the NCAA's executive committee as defendants, according to a statement released by attorney Wick Sollers and other family representatives late Wednesday night.

Paterno's son, Jay Paterno, and Bill Kenney are two former Paterno assistants taking part in the action against the NCAA, the statement said. Also taking part in the suit are five trustees, four faculty members and nine ex-Penn State players, including Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson, according to the statement.
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« Reply #3096 on: June 05, 2013, 09:03:34 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/06/05/3642151/penn-state-trustees-hope-sanctions.html
Penn State trustees hope sanctions reconsidered
June 5, 2013

NEW YORK — Penn State's trustees are on a mission to promote the reforms they have enacted as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, hoping their record might persuade the NCAA to reconsider its crippling penalties against the university before they are due to expire in 2018.

In an hour-long interview Wednesday in New York with The Associated Press, board Chairman Keith Masser and longtime board member Joel Myers did not offer a time frame for approaching the NCAA, but they noted the university's consent agreement with the NCAA allows it to be reopened if both sides agree.

They said the school is still working to implement a long list of governance and oversight changes suggested a year ago in a report from the team led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

"You've got to serve some jail time before you serve probation," Masser said. "Everybody wants to get this behind us as soon as possible, so we want to do whatever we can to get this behind us as soon as possible."

He said the school is now trying to demonstrate "to the NCAA and the entire world" that it aims to embody the highest moral and ethical standards in college sports.
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« Reply #3097 on: June 06, 2013, 01:13:40 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/06/06/3643149/judge-drops-corbett-suit-against.html
Judge drops Corbett suit against NCAA over Penn State penalties
June 6, 2013


Gov. Tom Corbett's lawsuit to overturn the NCAA sanctions imposed on Penn State was dismissed Thursday by a judge in Harrisburg.

Judge Yvette Kane said Corbett's complaint does not show that the NCAA's sanctions, including a $60 million fine, a bowl ban and scholarship reductions, violate federal antitrust laws.

"These are important questions deserving of public debate, but they are not antitrust questions," Kane said in her opinion. "In another forum the complaint’s appeal to equity and common sense may win the day, but in the antitrust world these arguments fail to advance the ball."

Corbett filed the lawsuit in January, and the NCAA moved to have it dismissed. Kane heard oral arguments from both sides last month in Harrisburg.

Penn State was never a party to the lawsuit.

Kane said the governor's lawsuit does not show that the state suffered harm because of the sanctions.
 
The family of the late head coach Joe Paterno and a number of supporters filed a lawsuit last week in Centre County aiming to overturn the sanctions.

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« Reply #3098 on: June 06, 2013, 01:16:33 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/06/us_judge_dismisses_gov_corbett.html#incart_m-rpt-1
U.S. judge dismisses Gov. Corbett's lawsuit against the NCAA over Penn State sanctions
June 6, 2013

A federal judge in Harrisburg has dismissed Gov. Tom Corbett's lawsuit that sought to overturn the NCAA's crushing penalties against Penn State's football program over the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.


Governor Tom Corbett speaks at a Patriot-News Editorial Board meeting.. 02/020/2013 Sean Simmers | ssimmers@pennlive.com
 U.S. Middle District Chief Judge Yvette Kane concluded that while Corbett raises important economic and other issues, he does not make a case to attack the NCAA's sanctions on anti-trust grounds.

The anti-trust argument was the foundation for the governor's case.

The 28-page ruling issued first thing Thursday by Kane won't guarantee an end to the fight, however.

The governor could still appeal her decision to the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
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« Reply #3099 on: June 06, 2013, 01:18:08 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/06/corbetts_antitrust_suit_agains.html
Pa. Gov. Corbett's antitrust suit against the NCAA was a 'Hail Mary pass,' judge says.
June 6, 2013

U.S Middle District Chief Judge Yvette Kane invoked gridiron grammar Thursday as she dismissed Gov. Tom Corbett's antitrust lawsuit over the NCAA's stiff sanctions on Penn State's football program.

For starters, she compared the governor's suit to a "Hail Mary pass."


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. Joe Hermitt, PennLive.com
Ultimately, Kane concluded, Corbett's assertions that the NCAA's sanctions violate the Sherman Anti-Trust Act "fail to advance the ball."

The judge decided she didn't even have to rule on whether the governor had legal standing to bring the complaint. His argument that the NCAA breached federal antitrust law by engaging in a conspiracy to hamstring Penn State's football program simply "fails on all prongs," Kane found.

"The governor's complaint implicates the extraordinary power of a non-governmental entity (the NCAA) to dictate the course of an iconic public institution, and raises serious questions about the indirect economic impact of the NCAA sanctions on innocent parties," the judge wrote.

"These are important questions deserving of public debate," she added, "but they are not antitrust questions."

Kane's decision marks an undeniable victory for the NCAA, which essentially scored a touchdown in the case on its first possession.

Her decision, made in the first quarter of the legal game, spared the NCAA from having to mount a full-scale defense against the governor's suit.

Yet Corbett could still take the battle into overtime by appealing Kane's ruling to the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
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