Ex-Penn State Chief Wins Libel Suit Stay Amid Criminal Trial

Law360, Philadelphia (February 26, 2014, 2:12 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state judge agreed Tuesday to stay ousted Penn State University President Graham Spanier’s defamation suit against former FBI Director Louis Freeh over an independent report criticizing his handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, concluding the case would substantially overlap with Spanier’s ongoing criminal conspiracy trial.

Judge Jonathan Grine in the Center County Court of Common Pleas granted Spanier’s motion for a stay in the case, which stems from Freeh’s report into how Penn State officials handled allegations of child sexual abuse against...
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