Trial date set in suit over Penn State fine

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 5, 2014 11:52 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A state judge is scheduling a January trial for a lawsuit by a state senator and the state treasurer over the NCAA's $60 million fine imposed on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case.

Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey has scheduled the case brought by Senator Jake Corman and Treasurer Rob McCord for January 6th.

Covey says discovery should be complete by early September.

Last month, Commonwealth Court ordered Penn State be made a party to the lawsuit and indicated it needed more information about whether the university and NCAA acted legally when they entered into the consent decree.

The lawsuit seeks to enforce a law passed last year that requires the fine to be spent on battling child abuse within Pennsylvania.

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