Friday, June 28, 2013

Judge selected for Paterno family lawsuit. (6/28, Nichols) reports, “Senior Judge John B. Leete, from Potter County, will preside over the Paterno family’s case against the NCAA.” Notably, “Leete was assigned to the case on Thursday by Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ronald Castille, nearly a month after Centre County District Judge Thomas Kistler filed the request.” Furthermore, the article mentions that all judges in Centre County recused themselves from the case. A court date has not yet been set in the suit, which goes after the NCAA for “breach of contract, civil conspiracy, defamation and commercial disparagement.”

        The Allentown (PA) Morning Call (6/27, Hall, 86K) reports, “Leete retired after his term ended in 2010 but still serves as a senior judge hearing cases in Coudersport, Potter County. Centre County Court has requested that out-of-county judges hear all cases related to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal.”

        The State College (PA) Centre Daily Times (6/28, Dawson, 18K) also covered the story.

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