Jerry Sandusky News

2013 in Review: Most Popular Insurance Stories From East

As 2013 winds down, Insurance Journal takes a look back at the most popular news headlines of the year. In the East region, Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath and the challenges of recovering and rebuilding were a major topic. It’s now been …

Ex-Penn State Coach Sandusky’s Conviction Upheld on Appeal

Former Pennsylvania State University Coach Jerry Sandusky, who was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for sexually abusing boys, failed to persuade a state appeals court that he deserved a new trial. Sandusky said his trial lawyers had …

More Settlements Near in Penn State Abuse Talks

Negotiations between Penn State and young men who claim they were abused by Jerry Sandusky have begun to bear fruit, with lawyers involved saying there will be more announcements of settlements in the coming days. The school’s trustees have set …

Penn State Settles First of Sandusky Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Pennsylvania State University agreed to settle the first of 31 suits filed in the sex-abuse scandal involving ex-football coach Jerry Sandusky, with about 25 more set to settle, lawyers in the resolved case said. The settled complaint involved a 2001 …

Judge: Second Mile Insurer Not Obligated to Cover Sandusky’s Defense Costs

The insurance carrier for the children’s charity founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky doesn’t have to cover his criminal or civil legal costs related to acts of child sexual abuse, a judge ruled Friday, March 1. …

State Farm, Sandusky End Insurance Coverage Dispute

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. resolved its dispute against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky over the insurer’s homeowners coverage. At issue was whether State Farm would be obligated to pay for any defense costs or awards …

Pennsylvania Governor Announces Lawsuit vs. NCAA Over Penn State Scandal

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said on Wednesday he will ask a federal court to throw out the multimillion-dollar sanctions levied by the NCAA against Penn State University over the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, saying the punishment threatens to cause devastating …

Penn State to Bring in Victim Fund Veteran Feinberg

Penn State plans to bring in the man who ran the Sept. 11 victim fund and other major compensation programs to help it settle claims by Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation victims, a plaintiffs’ lawyer said Thursday. St. Paul, Minn., attorney …

Pennsylvania Judge: Insurer Must Cover Sandusky’s Legal Bills for Now

A judge ruled on Monday that Federal Insurance Co., part of Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, must continue to cover Jerry Sandusky’s defense costs, at least for now. Sandusky is the former Penn State assistant football coach who is accused …

Ex-Penn State President Sues, Eyes Sandusky E-Mails

Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier has filed a civil lawsuit to force the school to release emails related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The lawsuit was filed late last Friday in Centre County court and …