Ex-Penn State Prez Seeks Stay In Libel Suit Against Freeh

Law360, Philadelphia (October 22, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT) -- Former Pennsylvania State University president Graham B. Spanier asked a Pennsylvania state judge on Monday to stay his libel case against former FBI director Louis Freeh until the conclusion of his criminal trial, claiming that he would be prejudiced by fighting both battles simultaneously.

Spanier — who accused Freeh of including “baseless and defamatory” remarks in his critical report on university officials’ alleged cover-up of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal — said that without a stay, key witnesses would have to choose between testifying...
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