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Prison for Graham Spanier, Former President of Penn State

Graham Spanier, 68, was recently sentenced for covering up a 2001 complaint filed by a graduate student who allegedly witnessed Jerry Sandusky having sex with a boy in the campus football showers. Spanier was President of Penn State during the Sandusky scandal. Along with two other former Penn State administrators, Spanier was found guilty of child [...]

Penn State and West Chester University Fraternities Suspended

Fraternities, as well as sororities and other social organizations on college campuses, were created and developed to encourage strong social relationships among members and to provide various benefits conducive to one's life as a college student. However, in recent months, stories have surfaced alleging that local fraternities have engaged in questionable conduct, especially inappropriate conduct towards [...]

Penn State Fraternity Closed Following Allegations Of Hazing & Underage Drinking

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the fraternity of Pi Kappa Phi at the Pennsylvania State University was shut down following allegations of hazing and underage drinking despite the fact that the fraternity was already on probation. This marks the second fraternity at Penn State to be closed due to a pattern of questionable conduct by its [...]

LIVING IT Completely: Trial Lawyer Slade H. McLaughlin Does Nothing at Half Speed

When 18-year old Amy Fledderman walked into Dr. Richard Glunk's operating room on May 23, 2001, she and her mother had little reason to be concerned. The liposuction procedure would be fairly straightforward, and in all likelihood, the Penn State freshman would be recovering at home within a few hours. Then something went wrong. During the [...]

Claimants in Sandusky Case Could Number as High as 30

Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts involving 10 victims over 15 years Penn State attorney says claimant information was turned over last week ‘Victim 5’ lawyer says negotiations are at a ‘delicate and sensitive stage.’ Photo Caption: Jerry Sandusky WASHINGTON — Penn State has received settlement demands or offers from representatives of at least 25 possible [...]

VIDEO – Paul Lauricella Discusses Sandusky Sentencing

Headline News Report - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday morning to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys, but not before giving a rambling statement in front of the judge for about 15 minutes. Sandusky, who coached Penn State's defense for 30 years and ran a [...]

VIDEO – Attorney Slade McLaughlin Discusses Sandusky Sentencing

NBC 10 WCAU-TV Reports - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday morning to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys, but not before giving a rambling statement in front of the judge for about 15 minutes. Sandusky, who coached Penn State's defense for 30 years and ran [...]

Catholic Church – Penn State Similarities

The cover-up investigators detailed in their report Thursday of Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal rang familiar to anyone following the Catholic Church's pedophile priest cases. A sexual predator was protected to save an institution's reputation. Both the Penn State investigation, led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, and the two grand [...]

The Daily Beast Article Reprint: Freeh Report ‘The Fallout for Penn State’

A damning report charged the college with 'total disregard' for the safety of Sandusky's victims. Diane Dimond (Daily Beast) on the legal implications - and whether the football program will take a hit. The long-awaited Freeh Report, an investigation into Penn State's handling of child abuse committed by its former employee Jerry Sandusky - funded by [...]

How Do the Criminal Convictions Affect Civil Cases?

By Paul Lauricella - Partner to McLaughlin & Lauricella, the nationally recognized Philadelphia law firm specializing in defending the victims of personal injury, sexual abuse and medical malpractice. We are Often Asked; "Do the Criminal Convictions Affect Civil Cases That May Follow?" The cases of Monsignor William Lynn and Jerry Sandusky being examples in the Pennsylvania [...]

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