“Lessons from the Lion’s Den: Employment Law Takeaways from the Penn State Scandal” is the title of one of the sessions I will be attending at the Employment Law Institute, a gathering of employment lawyers in Philadelphia later this month.
I greatly respect judges. And, I feel sympathy for judges. They have a very difficult job.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 was a bright, cold, sunny day as I prepared to depart State College, Pennsylvania, the home of Penn State football, after participating the evening before in a really interesting and wide-ranging panel discussion; an exploration of the problems this University is facing, and continues to face, before 200 people. The program was called, “Integrity in Times of Crisis.”
We understand that Joe Paterno’s wife, Sue Paterno, and his family believe that the former Penn State coach’s legacy was wrongly tarnished by the NCAA and the media.
While nothing good has come out of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal at Penn State, I am not aware of anyone who has focused on the lessons learned, particularly the link between corporate governance and the scandal.
Jerry Sandusky appeared in court today for his sentencing hearing. Pennsylvania is like Tennessee in where the judge sentences a person after the jury determines guilt or innocence. A sentencing hearing is a very important stage of the case.It went poorly for Sandusky and it is likely he will die in prison. Sandusky did two things wrong at his sentencing hearing.
LXBN TV: Freeh Report Reveals Paterno & Penn State Officials Covered Up Sandusky Sexual Abuse—Joe Bahgat
With the release of the Freeh Report, everything many worried might be true about the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal—and worse—is coming to light. The investigation by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, released on Thursday, July 12th, revealed that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and other high-ranking university officials covered up the abuse, doing almost nothing to prevent future incidents. To explain the details and the impact of the report, we bring in New Jersey attorney Joe Bahgat, author on The Sports & Entertainment Law Playbook.
The trial against Jerry Sandusky felt like it was over before it began. The court of public opinion can be forgiving in the right situation, but a special place is reserved for those that commit acts of violence against children. As the case against Sandusky unfolded, the shock and anger initially felt by many gave way to an inescapable sense of sadness. By the time the trial came to a close, and Sandusky was convicted on 45 of the 48 counts of sexual crimes against children, the followers of the proceedings breathed a collective sigh of relief.
The criminal trial in which Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator of Penn State’s football team, stands accused of sexually abusing at least 10 boys over a 15-year period began Tuesday, June 4, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky has been charged with forty criminal counts. Sandusky has also separately named as a defendant in a civil action in which one of the alleged victims seeks damages.
Jerry Sandusky, the assistant coach and friend to recently deceased Penn State coach Joe Paterno starts his criminal trial on June 11. The allegations are quite serious (“Jerry Sandusky trial: 4 of 9 jurors so far have ties to Penn State” by Michael Muskal):
Sandusky, 68, is charged with 52 counts of abusing 10 boys over 15 years. He is accused of abusing boys from the Second Mile, the charity he founded for at-risk children.