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Judge Schedules Trial Date in Corman-NCAA Lawsuit

by on June 05, 2014 3:57 PM

A judge has scheduled a trial date for the lawsuit between state officials and the NCAA over how a Penn State fine should be spent.

Commonwealth Judge Anne E. Covey issued a scheduling order this week that sets a trial date for Jan. 6.

At issue is the consent decree the NCAA and Penn State entered into in the wake of the child sexual abuse scandal involving former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky. The agreement included Penn State paying a $60 million fine, which the NCAA would spend on prevention and awareness of child sexual abuse.

The state legislature later passed a bill that requires the NCAA to spend the money in Pennsylvania. State Sen. Jake Corman and state Treasurer Robert McCord filed a lawsuit against the NCAA in an attempt to force the organization to spend the $60 million in Pennsylvania. The NCAA has argued the state law is unconstitutional.

Covey issued an order this week that requires the discovery process for the case be complete by Sept. 8, related motions and briefs be filed by Oct. 8 and pre-trial statements be filed by Nov. 24.

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for StateCollege.com. She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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