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Penn State Asks Court to Put Mike McQueary's $4 Million Lawsuit on Hold

by on October 22, 2012 12:20 PM

Following suit with other civil action taken against Penn State, attorneys for the university have asked a judge to put Mike McQueary's lawsuit on hold while the grand jury investigation and the case of two former Penn State administrators continues. 

In the document filed on Monday, attorneys for Penn State write that the university would be subjected to "prejudice if the civil action moves forward," while McQueary would not. 

Nancy Conrad, McQueary's attorney, wrote that she was not able to receive concurrence from her client. 

McQueary, a former Penn State football wideouts coach, sued Penn State for $4 million in damages on Oct. 2. He testified before a grand jury and at Jerry Sandusky's trial in June that he walked in on Sandusky abusing a boy, known as Victim 2, in the Lasch Football Building shower on Feb. 9, 2001. 

McQueary is claiming that since his testimony, he was unjustifiably fired by Penn State and has been unable to find work while being subjected to "public scorn and vilification." 

Former Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz face a Jan. 7 trial on a felony charge of perjury for having allegedly lied to a grand jury and a misdemeanor failure to report.

Mcqueary Defendants Motion to Stay Proceedings

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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