Over the past few months, Penn State University has reached settlements with 26 victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
“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.
On March 1, 2013, Chief Judge Kane in the Middle District of Pennsylvania rendered her decision in the coverage dispute between Gerald A. Sandusky, the former assistant football coach from Penn State and founder of the charitable organization The Second Mile, and the D&O and EPL insurer for The Second Mile.
Federal Insurance Company brought an action seeking a declaration that it had no obligation to provide coverage to Gerald Sandusky for civil and criminal claims brought against him for the sexual abuse and molestation of children.
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.
Corporate and government attorneys beware! The in house counsel attorney client privilege is about to be under attack in Pennsylvania. Sandusky brought down the Penn State Football program, Joe Paterno, its President and now possibly the in house counsel attorney client privilege.
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.