Justices Decline to Hear Appeals of Ex-PSU Admins.
The Legal Intelligencer
June 10, 2013

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeals of two former Penn State administrators facing charges in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Full Text

Judge Tosses Corbett's Lawsuit Against NCAA
The Legal Intelligencer
June 7, 2013

A federal judge has dismissed the antitrust lawsuit filed by Governor Tom Corbett and the state of Pennsylvania against the NCAA challenging the heavy sanctions the college sports governing body imposed on Penn State's football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Full Text

Paterno Family Files Suit Against NCAA
The Legal Intelligencer
May 31, 2013

The surviving family of longtime Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, along with several former Penn State football players and members of the university board of trustees have sued the NCAA over sanctions imposed because of the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Full Text

McQueary Wants Proof PSU Fired Him Once Contract Ended
The Legal Intelligencer
May 28, 2013

Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary has responded to Penn State's position that the university did not fire him over his testimony related to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, demanding "strict proof" that the university fired him only once his contract was over. Full Text

Penn State Says Letting Go of McQueary Was 'Legitimate'
The Legal Intelligencer
May 8, 2013

Penn State has denied it fired former assistant football coach Mike McQueary over his testimony against former university officials related to their response to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Full Text

Judge Rules 'Without Ruling' in Penn State Officials Case
The Legal Intelligencer
April 11, 2013

The supervising judge of the grand jury investigating senior Penn State officials' response to reports of child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky found his jurisdiction ended when the presentment was handed up. Full Text

Pa. Treasurer Joins State Senator in Penn State Penalties Suit
The Legal Intelligencer
April 2, 2013

State Treasurer Rob McCord has joined state Senator Jake Corman, R-Centre, in his suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association to recover and redirect the first installment of penalties paid over Jerry Sandusky’s conviction of sex-abuse charges. The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court, cites a new state law that requires the penalty money to be deposited into an endowment fund in the Pennsylvania Treasury. Full Text

Lead Sandusky Prosecutor Leaves AG's Office for Firm
The Legal Intelligencer
March 19, 2013

Joseph E. McGettigan III, lead prosecutor in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse trial, is leaving the state Attorney General's Office to join 17-attorney Berwyn, Pa.-based McAndrews Law Offices. Full Text

Prosecutors Angered Over Kane's Sandusky Investigation
The Legal Intelligencer
March 5, 2013

Attorneys and agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office who were involved in the investigation and prosecution of Jerry Sandusky are "outraged" that Attorney General Kathleen Kane is keeping her promise to investigate the office's handling of the case, and some are prepared to go public if the review's findings are overly critical of their work or inaccurate, sources close to the Sandusky investigation said. Full Text

Second Mile Insurer Off the Hook for Sandusky's Legal Bills
The Legal Intelligencer
March 4, 2013

An insurer of the charity started by convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky does not have to cover the former Penn State assistant football coach's legal bills, a federal judge has ruled. Full Text

NCAA Sues Corbett, Row Officers Over Penn State Fine Legislation
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
February 20, 2013

The NCAA has filed a federal lawsuit against Governor Tom Corbett and the treasurer and auditor general of Pennsylvania over legislation aiming to keep the NCAA’s $60 million fine against Penn State, related to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, in the state of Pennsylvania. Full Text

Ex-Federal Prosecutor Picked by Kane to Examine Sandusky Case
The Legal Intelligencer
February 5, 2013

Making swift moves to deliver on her campaign promise to investigate Governor Tom Corbett's handling of the investigation of child sexual-abuse accusations against Jerry Sandusky, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has tapped H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr. as the special prosecutor leading her office's examination of Corbett's pursuit of the case. Full Text

McQueary Says There's No Need to Respond Substantively to Penn State's P.O.s
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
February 1, 2013

Mike McQueary, who is suing Penn State for its handling of his allegations against convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky, has declined to comment substantively on the university’s preliminary objections to his lawsuit. Full Text

Sandusky's Post-Sentence Motions Rejected, Setting Stage for Appeal
The Legal Intelligencer
January 31, 2013

The judge who presided at convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky's trial has rejected all of his post-sentence motions, ruling the former Penn State assistant football coach was not prejudiced by the amount of time he had to prepare for trial and that the court properly charged the jury. Full Text

Federal Suit Filed By Victim 6 Against PSU, Second Mile
The Legal Intelligencer
January 23, 2013

A man known as Victim 6, whose allegations against convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky first launched an investigation in 1998 that resulted in no charges, has sued Sandusky, his charity and Penn State in federal court. Full Text

Sandusky Agrees to Release State Farm From Defense Request
The Legal Intelligencer
January 18, 2013

Jerry Sandusky, the convicted serial child molester, has agreed that State Farm, which carries his homeowner's insurance policy, isn't on the hook for covering the cost of his defense on any claims related to the sexual abuse of minors.Full Text

NCAA Agrees Not to Dole Out Any Penn State Fine Money for Now
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
January 17, 2013

The NCAA has agreed to not dole out any of the $12 million Penn State has paid to it as part of the unprecedented sanctions the organization levied against the school for its handling of sex-abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky, the school’s former assistant football coach and a convicted serial child molester. Full Text

Penn State Responds to McQueary's Whistleblower, Defamation Suit
The Legal Intelligencer
January 16, 2013

A lawyer representing Penn State has asked a Pennsylvania judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the university's former assistant football coach, Mike McQueary, asserting McQueary's defamation and misrepresentation claims are not supported by Pennsylvania law while the entirety of his claims, including a whistleblower count, lacks specificity. Full Text

Corbett, Pennsylvania Sue NCAA for Penn State Sanctions
The Legal Intelligencer
January 3, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett and the state of Pennsylvania have sued the National Collegiate Athletic Association over sanctions it issued against Penn State University and its football program in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Full Text

Court Papers: Schultz Could Sue Ex-Penn State GC
The Legal Intelligencer
December 13, 2012

A former Penn State administrator facing criminal charges related to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal has filed a praecipe for writ of summons against the university's former general counsel, Cynthia Baldwin, indicating he intends to sue her for legal malpractice. Full Text

Court Weighs Admissibility of Baldwin's Testimony
Corporate Counsel
November 28, 2012

Can Cynthia Baldwin, the former general counsel of Penn State University, testify against two former Penn State officials in upcoming criminal proceedings? Full Text

Former PSU President Spanier Charged in Sandusky Scandal
The Legal Intelligencer
November 2, 2012

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier engaged in a "conspiracy of silence" with two other university administrators to conceal allegations against Jerry Sandusky, state Attorney General Linda Kelly announced Thursday, bringing the first charges against Spanier and adding more charges, some felonies, to the administrators' existing dockets. Full Text


Sandusky Files Post-Sentence Motions, Adds New Attorney
The Legal Intelligencer
October 19, 2012

Jerry Sandusky, the convicted serial child sexual abuser serving a lengthy state prison sentence for molesting 10 boys, is arguing the judge presiding over his trial denied him due process by failing to grant him several motions for a continuance before his June trial. Full Text


Sandusky Sentenced to a Minimum of 30 Years in Prison
The Legal Intelligencer
October 10, 2012

Before a jam-packed courtroom Tuesday, Jerry Sandusky, the convicted serial child sex abuser whose prosecution trained the national media spotlight on Central Pennsylvania and Penn State University, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in state prison. Full Text


McQueary Files Defamation Suit Against Penn State
The Legal Intelligencer
October 3, 2012

Mike McQueary, the former Penn State graduate assistant who has long claimed he saw Jerry Sandusky rape a boy in 2001, has filed a lawsuit against Penn State. Full Text


Sandusky Victims' Attorneys Angered at Release of Names
The Legal Intelligencer
October 2, 2012

Attorneys for a number of the victims testifying against former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky said they were displeased with the court's decision to release the trial's transcripts on the Centre County website, complete with the victims' full names as they were read in court. Full Text


Attorneys See Tough Job for Feinberg in PSU Case
The Legal Intelligencer
September 24, 2012

If Ken Feinberg wants to add "quickly and successfully settled Penn State claims on the Sandusky sex-abuse scandal" to his resume, he's going to have to think outside the box. Full Text


Judge Asks Superior Court to Toss Sandusky Attorney's Appeal
The Legal Intelligencer
September 21, 2012

The judge presiding over Jerry Sandusky's case has asked the state Superior Court to dismiss an appeal by one of the convicted serial child sexual abuser's attorneys over whether a protective order the judge slapped on the case may apply retroactively.Full Text


Nationally Known Mediation Expert Brought on for Sandusky Settlements
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
September 20, 2012

Penn State has hired Kenneth R. Feinberg, the man who ran the 9/11 victim fund and other major settlement programs, to resolve the university’s legal proceedings with the victims of convicted serial child sexual abuser and former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.Full Text


Sandusky Sentencing Date Set for October 9
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
September 17, 2012

The sentencing of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach convicted of a slew of sex crimes, will take place on October 9 immediately following a hearing to determine whether he is a sexually violent predator. Full Text


Pepper Hamilton Acquires Louis Freeh's Law Firm, Consulting Group
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
August 29, 2012

After months of working with it on the investigation into Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Pepper Hamilton is acquiring former FBI director Louis Freeh's law firm, Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan, and his consulting firm, Freeh Group International Solutions LLC, the firms announced Tuesday. Full Text


Spanier Lawyers Slam Freeh for 'Reckless' Report
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
August 23, 2012

The four lawyers for former Penn State President Graham Spanier, all either former judges, prosecutors or both, called out another former prosecutor and judge, Louis Freeh, for what they said was a "blundering, indefensible indictment" of their client.Full Text


Considerations for Young Lawyers in the Wake of the PSU Scandal
The Legal Intelligencer YL Editorial Board
August 22, 2012

Ever since former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged in November 2011 with sexually molesting young boys, the school has remained a lightning rod for controversy, and after the recent sanctions imposed by the NCAA, some wonder whether the school's once-revered football program will survive. Regardless of where you stand on the university's handling of the incident, one thing is clear: much could have been done to avoid it.Full Text


Attorneys Spar Over Motions at Ex-PSU Administrators' Hearing
The Legal Intelligencer
August 17, 2012

An attorney representing former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley argued Thursday that prosecutors had lodged an "unorthodox" perjury case against her client regarding a conclusion he made about allegations involving convicted serial child-sex abuser Jerry Sandusky. Full Text


Phila. Judge Says Penn State Insurance Dispute Belongs in FJD
The Am Law Daily
August 10, 2012

Following the university's appeal of his decision, a Philadelphia judge has issued an opinion outlining why a dispute between Penn State and its insurance company, stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, should be litigated in Philadelphia. Full Text


Jackson Lewis Retained by PSU Trustee Seeking NCAA Appeal
The Am Law Daily
August 10, 2012

Two years after hiring former sports agent Gregg Clifton to build out its collegiate and professional sports practice, labor and employment firm Jackson Lewis has been retained by a member of Penn State's board of trustees to appeal National Collegiate Athletic Association sanctions levied against the school in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Full Text


Representation of Sandusky Shower Victim Confirmed
The Legal Intelligencer
July 27, 2012

The formerly unidentified victim who Mike McQueary said he saw former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky rape in a Penn State locker room shower in 2001, long referred to in court filings only as "Victim 2," has come forward with plans to sue the university, his attorneys announced Thursday. Full Text


PSU Insurer: Public Policy Bars Coverage in Sandusky Suits
The Legal Intelligencer
July 26, 2012

In light of the Freeh report's statement that Penn State officials allegedly concealed sexual-abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the university's insurer has said it would be contrary to Pennsylvania public policy to provide the university coverage under any insurance policy it issued. Full Text


Collateral Appeal in Sandusky Case Viable, Defense Lawyers Say
The Legal Intelligencer
July 24, 2012

As former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky awaits his sentence for a 45-count conviction of sex crimes, one of his attorneys has filed an appeal relating to a post-trial protective order the presiding judge issued to the defense. Full Text


Spanier Pleads His Case With Penn State Board
The Legal Intelligencer
July 24, 2012

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier wrote a letter to the university's board of trustees Sunday to say the findings of Louis B. Freeh's investigation into the university's handling of allegations against Jerry Sandusky was fraught with factual errors. Spanier said his attorneys would confidentially share with the university the "many errors" contained in the 267-page Freeh report. Full Text


NCAA Levies Steep Fines, Institutional Changes on Penn State
Corporate Counsel
July 23, 2012

In an unprecedented action, the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Monday made its response to the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal by imposing sweeping sanctions on Penn State University that included gutting the university’s football program and demanding an array of ethics and compliance reform measures. Among those measures are an athletics integrity agreement and oversight by a third-party monitor for five years. Full Text


State Farm Doesn't Want to Defend Sandusky in Civil, Criminal Cases
The Legal Intelligencer
July 23, 2012

State Farm has asked a federal judge to declare it does not have to defend former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky in his ongoing criminal proceedings and that it does not have to defend or indemnify Sandusky in a civil suit filed against him in Philadelphia last year by an alleged abuse victim.Full Text


The Freeh Report: A Case Study in How People Rationalize Ignoring Evil
The Legal Intelligencer
July 17, 2012

After reading the Freeh report, there's no getting around it: Joe Paterno fucked up. I apologize for the bad language, but there's no other way to describe it. Besides, little kids aren't reading this, and if they do, I think it will be far more damaging to their psyche to learn that powerful and influential men could care so little for their welfare or fail them so badly. Full Text



Freeh Report Weighs Baldwin's Performance as Counsel
The Legal Intelligencer
July 17, 2012

On Jan. 22, 2010, former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Baldwin became the first general counsel of Penn State University — more than a decade after allegations of child sexual abuse against former university assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky surfaced in the late 1990s. Full Text


Settlements to Surface After Freeh Report, Attorneys Predict
The Legal Intelligencer
July 16, 2012


Penn State's board of trustees admitted July 12 it "failed" in its oversight obligations regarding the Sandusky scandal. Louis B. Freeh, the former FBI director and judge hired to investigate the university's handling of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, placed the bulk of the blame on the board and directly on four of the university's top leaders who he said "concealed" facts to avoid bad publicity. Full Text


Freeh Report Faults PSU Leaders in Abuse Case
The Legal Intelligencer
July 13, 2012

Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, along with three of the university's top administrators, knew about abuse allegations against the football program's longtime defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, as far back as 1998, but "repeatedly concealed critical facts" from police, the public and the university's board as Sandusky continued to molest children, a Penn State internal investigation has found. Full Text


Freeh Report: Paterno, Top Admins Concealed Sandusky Allegations in 1998
The Legal Intelligencer
July 13, 2012


Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, along with three of the university’s top administrators, knew about abuse allegations against the football program’s longtime defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, as far back as 1998, but “repeatedly concealed critical facts” from police, the public and the university’s board as Sandusky continued to molest children, a Penn State internal investigation has found. Full Text


Former University GC Baldwin's Role in Inquiry Outlined
The Legal Intelligencer
July 13, 2012


According to an investigative report, Penn State trustees said they felt former president Graham Spanier and former general counsel Cynthia Baldwin downplayed the seriousness of the grand jury investigating allegations that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted boys on the university's campus. Full Text


Freeh Report Highlights Serious Governance Lapses at Penn State
Corporate Counsel
July 13, 2012


Where did corporate governance at Penn State go wrong? As top university officials concealed information about child abuse committed by former football coach Jerry Sandusky—who was convicted on 45 counts of criminal charges last month—the university’s Board of Trustees failed in its oversight functions, producing an environment that allowed officials to dodge the reporting of risks to school trustees, according to an internal investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh, which culminated in a 267-page report that was released Thursday.


Freeh Report Set to be Released Thursday
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
July 10, 2012


The findings of a team hired by Penn State to investigate university officials’ response to sexual-abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will be released on Thursday, the leader of the investigation announced Tuesday. Full Text


State Child Sexual-Abuse Cases Spur Legislative Response
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
July 3, 2012


As the attention in Pennsylvania to the incidence of child abuse reached a crescendo with dual verdicts in the Jerry Sandusky trial and the Philadelphia priest sex-abuse trial last month, a number of public-policy proposals are in the works or waiting in the wings in Harrisburg. Full Text


Using Mental Illness as a Criminal Defense
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
June 27, 2012


In the child sexual abuse criminal trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant coach of the Penn State University football team, the defense made an argument that Sandusky had histrionic personality disorder, described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as a disorder in which people act in a very emotional and dramatic way that draws attention to themselves, including acting or looking overly seductive and believing that relationships are more intimate than they really are. Full Text


Clock Running for Sandusky Lawyers to Inventory Evidence
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
June 26, 2012


Attorneys representing convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky have 10 days to give a sworn inventory of all the evidence they shared with their own defense team and “any other person or entity,” the judge presiding over the case ruled. Full Text


Lawyers Await Freeh Report in Potential Civil Actions Against PSU
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012


Lawyers representing the victims of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said an external investigation's results and Penn State's willingness to resolve each claim individually will affect the university's ability to avoid litigation related to the scandal. Full Text


Sandusky Guilty on 45 out of 48 Charges
The Legal Intelligencer
June 22, 2012


A Centre County jury has found former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse. Full Text


Defense Rests Without Sandusky Taking the Stand

Sandusky's Fate Turned Over to Jury After Closing Arguments
The Legal Intelligencer
June 22, 2012


Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, on trial for allegedly sexually abusing several boys, sat and smiled as a state prosecutor made his final impression on the jury tasked with deciding his fate. Full Text


Defense Rests Without Sandusky Taking the Stand
The Legal Intelligencer
June 21, 2012


Defense counsel for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky rested their case Wednesday without their client taking the stand. The move answered one of the trial's most speculated-upon questions: whether the jury would hear the ex-coach deny the charges against him in his own words. Full Text


Sandusky Jury to Be Sequestered; Trial Could End This Week
The Legal Intelligencer
June 19, 2012


The jury deciding the fate of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will be sequestered during deliberations, the judge presiding over his trial said Monday. Full Text


Anguish and Scrutiny: For Observers, Surreal Nature of Sandusky Trial Takes Captivating Form During Witness Accounts
The Legal Intelligencer
June 19, 2012


At the beginning of last week, a seemingly endless fleet of national media, local press, and everyone in between came to Bellefonte, Pa., for one of the most anticipated criminal prosecutions in recent memory. Full Text


Commonwealth v. Sandusky (Case Digest)
The Legal Intelligencer
June 19, 2012


The common pleas court denied motions by several of defendant's alleged victims to use pseudonyms, denied defendant's motion for discovery of the commonwealth's juror background research and amended an existing decorum order to prohibit members of the media from using electronic devices to tweet or text during proceedings.Full Text


Jury Set to Hear From Defense as Sandusky Prosecution Rests
The Legal Intelligencer
June 18, 2012


The first thing Jerry Sandusky's lawyer told the jury deciding his client's fate was: "This is a daunting task." Full Text


McQueary Testifies He Saw Sexual Encounter Between Sandusky, Child
The Legal Intelligencer
June 13, 2012


It's an image even those remotely familiar with the Penn State sex-abuse scandal know about: the Lasch building locker room. Full Text


At Beginning of Sandusky Trial, Alleged Victims Take Center Stage
The Legal Intelligencer
June 12, 2012


Jerry Sandusky sat hunched over as prosecutors started his trial on 52 sex-related charges Monday by showing a packed Bellefonte, Pa., courthouse childhood photos of the eight men expected to testify against the former assistant Penn State football coach. Full Text


Charity's Insurer Need Not Cover, But May Have to Pay to Defend, Sandusky
The Legal Intelligencer
June 6, 2012


With jury selection under way this week in the criminal child sex-abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach suffered a setback in federal court when a judge ruled that the insurance company from which he was seeking coverage is not responsible for indemnifying him for damages that may arise from the allegations. Full Text


Sandusky's Accusers To Be Named in Court
The Legal Intelligencer
June 5, 2012


The alleged victims accusing former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse will be named in open court, the judge presiding over the coach's case has ruled. Full Text


Sandusky Loses Bid to Delay Trial
The Legal Intelligencer
June 1, 2012


The Pennsylvania Superior Court has denied an 11th-hour attempt from Jerry Sandusky’s defense to delay the trial of the former Penn State assistant coach, which is slated to begin next week. Full Text


Sandusky's Trial Still on as Scheduled
The Legal Intelligencer
May 31, 2012


A squall of rumors that Jerry Sandusky may be accepting a plea deal calmed Wednesday as the judge presiding over the embattled coach's court proceedings revealed that a private meeting among the defense, prosecutors and the judge late Tuesday was nothing more than a conference to settle another defense motion to push the trial back. Full Text


Penn State Hires New GC From Johns Hopkins
The Legal Intelligencer
May 24, 2012


Penn State has announced Stephen S. Dunham as its new general counsel, pending approval by its board of trustees in July. Full Text


Penn State Appeals Venue Decision in Insurance Dispute
The Legal Intelligencer
May 11, 2012


Penn State has filed a notice of appeal to a Philadelphia judge's decision that litigation between the university and its insurer will unfold in Philadelphia. Full Text


Sandusky Seeks to Delay Trial; McQueary Files Writ Against Penn State
The Legal Intelligencer
May 9, 2012


Jerry Sandusky’s attorney, Joseph Amendola, filed a motion for continuance Tuesday seeking to delay the start of his client’s sex-abuse trial. Full Text


Penn State Loses Venue Fight, Again
The Legal Intelligencer
April 26, 2012


A dispute between Penn State and its insurance company over who should cover the costs of a civil suit stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal is set to be litigated in the First Judicial District, following a Philadelphia judge's ruling the forum was not inconvenient for the university. Full Text


Judge Grants Motion to Bring Penn State's Lawsuit to Phila.
The Legal Intelligencer
April 13, 2012


A Philadelphia judge has decided to bring a lawsuit filed by Penn State against its insurance company to Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, after the insurer had filed its own lawsuit in the First Judicial District and the university countered with a separate action on its home field in Centre County. Full Text



Judge Slaps Gag Order on Sandusky Prosecution
The Legal Intelligencer
April 9, 2012


In response to the “unprecedented publicity” garnered by the prosecution of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the judge presiding over the case has blocked those involved in the case from talking about it with the media. Full Text



Sandusky Attorney Won't Block Secret Tapes From Trial
The Legal Intelligencer
April 5, 2012

As a grand jury continues to investigate former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, a Pennsylvania judge has said he would rule later on Sandusky’s request to have the sexual-abuse charges against him dropped. Full Text



Sandusky Lawyer Asks Court to Dismiss All Charges
The Legal Intelligencer
March 23, 2012


In a move he forecast, the attorney representing Jerry Sandusky has filed a motion to dismiss all charges against the embattled former assistant Penn State football coach. Full Text



Lawyers: Sandusky May Get Accusers' Psych Records
The Legal Intelligencer
March 21, 2012

State prosecutors may have to turn over psychological records of several individuals accusing former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse, criminal defense attorneys said. Full Text


Subpoena Issued to Penn State GC
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
February 24, 2012


Cynthia Baldwin, Penn State's vice president and general counsel, has been subpoenaed to appear with a wide variety of documents before the federal grand jury investigating the university, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and Sandusky’s former charity for at-risk youth, The Second Mile. Full Text



Insurer Seeks to Bring Penn State Lawsuit to Phila.
The Legal Intelligencer
February 23, 2012

An insurance company for Penn State is trying to bring a lawsuit filed by the university in Centre County last week about 200 miles east to the First Judicial District, according to a motion it filed Tuesday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. Full Text


Penn State Sues Insurer for Defense Costs, Asks for Jury

The Legal Intelligencer
February 21, 2012

Penn State University has sued its insurance company following the insurer's own legal action to limit its coverage in a lawsuit against the university stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Full Text


Questions Surround Penn St. GC's Role Before Grand Jury
The Legal Intelligencer
February 16, 2012

Following the news that Penn State University General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin was allowed into the grand jury proceedings of two former university administrators whom she now claims she was not individually representing, several criminal defense attorneys posed the same question: how?

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Penn State Discloses Sandusky Scandal-Related Fees
The Legal Intelligencer
February 15, 2012

As of Dec. 31, Penn State had paid a total of nearly $3.2 million to outside lawyers, consultants and public relations advisers hired to address a scandal that began with former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's arrest in November on sexual abuse charges, according to information disclosed Monday. Full Text


Penn State Insurer Seeks to Limit Coverage in Sandusky Sex-Abuse Case
The Legal Intelligencer
February 7, 2012

An insurance company covering Penn State has asked a Philadelphia court to declare it should not have to provide coverage or cover the university's defense costs in a lawsuit stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal unless the abuse in the underlying case started in what appeared to be a narrow time frame. Full Text


Was Penn State's GC Counsel for University Officials?
The Legal Intelligencer
February 3, 2012

In-house lawyers understand that they're hired to represent the entity that issues their paychecks — not the company's executives and other staff. But as evidenced by the grand jury testimony of two Penn State University officials, sometimes there can be a disconnect between how a company's lawyers and constituents understand the relationship. Full Text



Penn State Insurer Seeks to Limit Coverage in Sandusky Sex-Abuse Case
The Legal Intelligencer
February 2, 2012

An insurance company covering Penn State has asked a Philadelphia court to declare it should not have to provide coverage or cover the university's defense costs in a lawsuit stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal unless the abuse in the underlying case started in what appeared to be a narrow time frame. Full Text



Prosecutors Seek Out-of-County Jurors For Sandusky Trial
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
February 1, 2012

Prosecutors have asked the Centre County Common Pleas Court to bring in jurors from outside of the county, while not moving the site of the trial, to decide the case of embattled former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. Full Text



Democratic AG Candidates Need to Check Facts Regarding Sandusky Investigation
The Legal Intelligencer
January 24, 2012

It is always challenging for statewide candidates to capture media attention, especially during a busy primary election season focused on the presidential race. Full Text


Penn State Scandal Highlights Statute of Limitations Debate
The Legal Intelligencer
January 23, 2012

Although some of the lawyers representing accusers in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse case have said the state's heavily scrutinized statute of limitations for child sex-abuse claims would not affect their lawsuits, they were hopeful the reverse might be true. Full Text


Baldwin Ready to Hand Over Reins as Penn State GC
The Legal Intelligencer
January 18, 2012

Penn State's first general counsel has said she accomplished what she came to do two years ago – create a general counsel's office for the university and ready it to be led by someone else. Full Text



Sandusky Case a Lesson in Media Approach, Lawyers Say
The Legal Intelligencer
December 27, 2011

Following two widely publicized television interviews with Jerry Sandusky, MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts invited Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Theodore Simon onto the air earlier this month for his take on the defense's seemingly unconventional strategy. Full Text

McQueary Testifies, Ex-Officials Held for Trial in Penn State Case
The Legal Intelligencer
December 19, 2011

For two hours Friday, a key witness in the Penn State sex abuse scandal answered questions from a state prosecutor and attorneys for two ousted high-ranking officials – now both headed to trial — about his recollection of the scandal's most scrutinized allegations and his efforts to report them to the administrators. Full Text



Hearings for Curley, Schultz May Test Key Penn State Scandal Witness
The Legal Intelligencer
December 16, 2011

For two former high-ranking officials implicated in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, today's preliminary hearing in Harrisburg will likely mark the beginning of a probe into just how much a key state witness knew and just how much that witness did in response.

Sandusky Waives Preliminary Hearing
The Legal Intelligencer
December 14, 2011


Before the start of business Tuesday, former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky stunned a jam-packed courtroom with the decision to waive his right to a preliminary hearing. It was an abrupt departure from the defense's widely advertised strategy for the proceedings. Full Text



Sandusky's Accusers Set to Testify Anonymously
The Legal Intelligencer
December 13, 2011

For Jerry Sandusky, the embattled former Penn State football assistant coach who has publicly maintained his innocence amid allegations that he sexually abused at least 10 child victims, today's preliminary hearing marks the first step in the country's most anticipated criminal defense.

Sandusky Re-Arrested After Two Additional Accusers Come Forward
The Legal Intelligencer
December 8, 2011

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been re-arrested after two additional alleged victims testified before a grand jury that they too were molested by Sandusky when they were children.

First Civil Suit Against PSU, Sandusky Filed in Philadelphia
The Legal Intelligencer
November 30, 2011

The first civil lawsuit against embattled former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and the university itself alleging sex abuse and a conspiracy to cover it up was filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court on Wednesday morning.


Abuse and Molestation Claims: Insurance Issues for Policyholders
The Legal Intelligencer
November 30, 2011
Sexual molestation claims can be devastating to an organization. Often the resulting litigation names not only the perpetrator, but also the organization, board members, trustees and administrators, as well as other individuals in a supervisory role. Full Text

'May No Act of Ours Bring Shame': Lessons From Penn State's Scandal
The Legal Intelligencer
November 29, 2011

The Pennsylvania State University's alma mater contains the line "May no act of ours bring shame." Regrettably, the university has failed to live up to this mantra in recent weeks or perhaps longer. The biggest scandal in higher education hit Penn State like a 250-pound Big 10 linebacker this month when sexual abuse allegations against a former football coach were divulged in a Pennsylvania grand jury report . Full Text



Lawyers File Complaint Against Second Mile, Seek Injunction

The Legal Intelligencer
November 23, 2011

Two lawyers representing an alleged victim in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal have filed a complaint against The Second Mile, the charity through which the embattled former coach allegedly met several of his victims. Full Text


Child Abuse Witness Legislation Proposed
The Legal Intelligencer
November 22, 2011


Teachers, coaches and other staff at educational institutions that witness child abuse would be required to report directly to police, under legislation introduced in the wake of the indictment of former Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for child molestation. The law now says that the person must report only to a superior within the institution. Full Text

Ex-FBI Director Tapped to Lead Penn State Investigation
The Legal Intelligencer
November 22, 2011

The Penn State University board of trustees has hired Louis J. Freeh, a former FBI director and former federal judge, to conduct an independent investigation into the university's policies and controls, along with who knew what and when, in the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. Full Text


PSU Scandal Prompts Group's Call for Focus on Judicial Recusal
The Legal Intelligencer
November 22, 2011

A Philadelphia-based group that supports a selection system for Pennsylvania judges issued a statement calling for stricter guidelines involving judicial recusal. The statement stems from the actions of a magisterial district judge who granted bail to former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, indicted for 40 counts of child molestation. Full Text


Centre County Bench Recuses from Sandusky Case, Cleland Appointed
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
November 22, 2011

The entire Centre County Common Pleas Court has recused itself from the criminal proceedings of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky to eschew the appearance of impropriety. Full Text


Reed Smith Hired by Penn State to Advise Board
The Legal Intelligencer
November 18, 2011

Penn State University has hired Reed Smith to advise its board of trustees, which formed a special committee last week to conduct an internal investigation into allegations that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused multiple young boys and that two top school administrators helped conceal his actions. Full Text


Westmoreland Co. Judge Assigned to Preside Over Sandusky Hearing
The Legal Intelligencer
November 17, 2011

The state Supreme Court has approved the assignment of a Westmoreland County senior judge with "no known connections" to Penn State or The Second Mile charity to preside over the preliminary hearing of embattled former coach Jerry Sandusky, the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced Wednesday. Full Text


Lawyer: Alleged Victim Intends to Testify at Sandusky Hearing
The Legal Intelligencer
November 17, 2011

Jerry Sandusky will hear from at least one of his alleged victims at his preliminary hearing, according to a lawyer for one of the people mentioned in a grand jury report in the case. Full Text


'Remarkably Unusual' Bail For Sandusky Raises Eyebrows
The Legal Intelligencer
November 16, 2011

The most recent development in a seemingly growing list of unanswered questions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky Penn State sex abuse scandal — the $100,000 unsecured bail given to Sandusky earlier this month – had some attorneys specializing in sex crimes nonplussed. Full Text


A Campus Counsel's Nightmare: Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Has University Lawyers Examining Policy
The Legal Intelligencer
November 15, 2011

Amid the explosive criminal allegations facing former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, seemingly inevitable civil action — which could possibly name the university as a defendant — and the dismissal of the winningest coach on college football's top level, several university general counsel have saidthey are taking strides to ensure something like this never hits their respective campuses. Full Text


Lawyers Say Sovereign Immunity Won't Affect Penn State Abuse Suits
The Legal Intelligencer
November 15, 2011

Penn State University will not be able to invoke sovereign immunity as a defense in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal, lawyers have told The Legal, in what court watchers are calling inevitable civil action calling for massive amounts of money against the university. Full Text


It's Open Season on Children in Pennsylvania
The Legal Intelligencer
November 11, 2011

In light of the Penn State sex abuse scandal, Pennsylvania really needs to change its nickname from the Keystone State to the Child Abuser State. Full Text


Penn State Case to Test Failure-to-Report Law
The Legal Intelligencer
November 9, 2011

The prosecution trying the cases of two former high-ranking Penn State officials implicated by the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal might be facing an uphill battle on one of the charges lodged against the two administrators, some legal observers have told The Legal. Full Text