Penn State Can't Dodge Ex-Coach's Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state judge on Tuesday declined to boot former assistant football coach Mike McQueary’s whistleblower and defamation suit against Pennsylvania State University, saying he sufficiently alleged that school officials made him a scapegoat for cooperating with the investigation into convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.

Centre County Court of Common Pleas Judge Thomas G. Gavin overruled Penn State’s preliminary objections and contentions that the suit lacked specificity or was legally insufficient, allowing for the suit to proceed. Judge Gavin said McQueary clearly alleged that ousted university...
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