Hearing scheduled in McQueary-Penn State lawsuit

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 1, 2013 3:53 PM
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(Bellefonte) -- A judge has scheduled a hearing in former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary's lawsuit against the university.

Court papers filed today  indicate the March 18 hearing will be short. Penn State sought to have the lawsuit dismissed or put on hold while criminal charges are pending against two school administrators, but Judge Thomas Galvin previously denied the request for a delay.

McQueary is seeking millions in damages in a defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State in connection with a child sex-abuse scandal involving former coach Jerry Sandusky.

McQueary's testimony helped convict Sandusky of child molestation.

Penn State placed McQueary on administrative leave in Nov. 2011 and his contract expired in June, 2012. He says the university caused him distress and embarrassment.

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