Pa. Officials Lose Mediation Bid In $60M NCAA Sanction Row

Law360, Philadelphia (June 26, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Tuesday said it would not force the NCAA into mediation in a dispute over whether the state should be allowed to control $60 million in sanctions levied against Penn State University following the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

President Judge Dan Pellegrini rejected a bid by Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, and Treasurer Rob McCord to push the two sides into mediation, saying the NCAA had expressed no willingness to try to resolve the lawsuit outside the courtroom.

“The National Collegiate Athletic...
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