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Anti-Hazing Law in Penn State Student’s Name Goes to Governor

Stricter criminal penalties for hazing will soon become Pennsylvania law under legislation inspired by the death of a Penn State student that cleared its final hurdle Monday. The Senate voted unanimously for a bill named for a fraternity pledge who …

Sprawling Penn State Hazing Death Case Grinds Through Courts

The sprawling criminal case against former members of a Penn State fraternity over the death of a pledge last year is about to pick up steam with yet another preliminary hearing on the horizon, as well as the first sentencing. …

Penn State Frat Video Shows Pledges Being Plied with Alcohol

Security video shot in the basement of a Penn State fraternity house the night a pledge was fatally injured during an evening of hazing and drinking was played in court on Monday and shows fraternity members plying pledges with alcohol. …

Doctor Says Penn State Pledge May Have Lived If Help Was Called Sooner

A forensic pathologist testified Friday that injuries that killed a Penn State fraternity pledge last year might not have been fatal if fraternity members had summoned help more quickly. Dr. Harry Kamerow took the stand in a preliminary hearing to …

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 …

Penn State Making Changes to Greek System After Pledge Death

Penn State is making changes to its Greek system, including taking control of the previously self-governing fraternities and sororities, following the February death of a pledge. The university’s board of trustees approved a set of changes during a meeting Friday. …

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 …

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 …

NCAA Asks Judge to Toss Paterno Suit Over Sandusky Fine

The National Collegiate Athletic Association asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Joe Paterno’s family challenging penalties levied against Pennsylvania State University and its football program over the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal. The family seeks to void a consent …

Ex-Penn State President Spanier Files Notice to Sue Louis Freeh

Former Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier filed notice of plans to sue Louis Freeh, the former FBI director whose university-commissioned probe placed Spanier at the center of a cover-up of ex-football coach Jerry Sandusky’s sex abuse. The claims in …