Pennsylvania State University agreed to settle the first of 31 suits filed in the sex-abuse scandal involving ex-football coach Jerry Sandusky, with about 25 more set to settle, lawyers in the resolved case said.
Ex-Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier and two other former officials will be in a court hearing today on whether they must stand trial for hiding information tied to the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal.
Ex-Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary testified that late former head coach Joe Paterno criticized the school’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, including McQueary’s eye- witness account of a 2001 assault.
Former Pennsylvania State University General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin brushed aside concerns about a grand jury investigation into former football coach Jerry Sandusky in early 2011 calling it a “fishing expedition,” the school’s communications director said.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Community Health Systems Inc., the second-largest U.S. hospital chain, which agreed to buy Health Management Associates for $3.9 billion in cash and stock. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is representing Health Management Associates.
Charges against ex-Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier stem from a cache of evidence uncovered by prosecutors this year that include e-mails linking him to a conspiracy to cover up the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, according to a grand jury report.
Former Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier filed notice of plans to sue Louis Freeh, the former FBI director whose university-commissioned probe placed Spanier at the center of a cover-up of ex-football coach Jerry Sandusky’s sex abuse.
Gary Schultz, one of the former Pennsylvania State University officials accused of lying to a grand jury in the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse case, asked a state court judge to dismiss the perjury charge against him.