Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pre-trial hearing to be held today in Paterno family lawsuit.

The Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News (10/28, Thompson, 339K) reports that the NCAA has a hearing today in the lawsuit brought by the family of former Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno. The Patriot-News states that the NCAA’s attorneys will “try to kill” the lawsuit by “arguing that plaintiffs – including late coaching legend Joe Paterno’s estate, a group of Penn State trustees, and former Nittany Lion players and coaches – have no standing to contest an agreement negotiated and signed onto last year by University President Rodney Erickson.” The article continues on to discuss the specifics of the case.

        The AP (10/29) reports that the session was scheduled so Judge John Leete can “hear lawyers argue over whether the breach of contract, defamation and commercial disparagement claim should be thrown out.”

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