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Penn State Payouts on Sandusky Abuse Claims Now Top $100M

Penn State disclosed Friday it recently paid out an additional $16 million to people with claims they were sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, raising the total over several years to more than $100 million. It’s not …

Judge Allows Defamation Lawsuit by 2 Baseball Players Against Al Jazeera

A federal judge says two Major League Baseball players can go ahead with their lawsuit on claims that an Al Jazeera documentary defamed them by linking them to performance-enhancing drugs. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled Friday that the lawsuit by …

Rolling Stone Defamation Case Over Rape Story Back in Virginia Court

Attorneys for Rolling Stone magazine are heading back to federal court to try to overturn a jury’s defamation verdict over its botched story “A Rape on Campus.” A judge is holding a hearing in Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday to consider …

Penn State Abuse Scandal Costs Approach a Quarter-Billion

Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing, five years after the former assistant football coach’s arrest on child molestation charges. The scandal’s overall cost to the school has reached at least …

Rolling Stone Challenges Verdict in University of Virginia Defamation Case

Rolling Stone magazine urged a federal judge on Monday to overturn the verdict of a jury, which found that the publication and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator with their botched story about a gang rape on campus. …

Judge Adds $5M to McQueary’s $7M Verdict Against Penn State

A former Penn State assistant football coach’s treatment by the school after Jerry Sandusky was arrested entitles him to more than $12 million, a judge said Wednesday in a ruling that substantially increased last month’s jury award. Judge Thomas Gavin …

Jury Awards $3M in Damages Over Rolling Stone Rape Story

A federal court jury on Monday awarded $3 million in damages to a University of Virginia administrator that last week found was defamed by Rolling Stone magazine’s now-retracted story of a gang rape. The 10-person U.S. District Court jury in …

Rolling Stone Publisher Disagreed with Rape Story Retraction

Rolling Stone magazine publisher and co-founder Jann Wenner said in a video deposition that he disagreed with a top editor’s decision to retract an entire article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the story was …

Testimony to Begin in Lawsuit Related to Penn State Molestation Scandal

Testimony is to begin on Monday in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former Penn State assistant football coach who says the university fired him after learning he was a witness against Jerry Sandusky, the former coach later convicted of …

Trial Starts in Defamation Suit Over Rolling Stone Rape Story

A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over its debunked story of a University of Virginia gang rape is set to start in federal court on Monday. University administrator Nicole Eramo is seeking a total of $7.85 million in damages …