NCAA Rips Paterno Family Suit Challenging Penn State Fines

Law360, Philadelphia (March 18, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Monday ripped efforts by former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's estate to overturn a $60 million fine imposed in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, arguing that it lacks standing to oppose the consent decree reached between the school and the organization.

The NCAA insisted in preliminary objections that the Paterno lawsuit was meritless, arguing that the family was not a party to the consent decree and that the organization bears them no obligations.

“Ultimately, plaintiffs lack any...
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