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Judge sets hearing in Paterno family lawsuit

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 21, 2013 11:30 AM
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(Bellefonte) -- A civil lawsuit against the NCAA that's led by the family of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is headed to a central Pennsylvania courtroom in two months.

Court officials announced Wednesday that Judge John Leete will hold oral argument Oct. 29 on preliminary objections to the case that challenges the NCAA's penalties against the university.

The order doesn't include objections involving the personal jurisdiction over defendants Mark Emmert and Edward Ray. Emmert is the NCAA's president, while Ray is former chairman of its executive committee.

The penalties for how the school responded to complaints about former Paterno assistant Jerry Sandusky include a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl ban and a loss of scholarships.

Sandusky is appealing a decades-long prison sentence after being convicted of child molestation.

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