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Penn State Continues Fight Against McQueary Lawsuit

by on May 07, 2013 3:19 PM

In a new court filing made Tuesday morning, Penn State lawyers continue to refute claims made by former assistant football coach Mike McQueary. McQueary's lawyers say the university harmed him and that he deserves more than $4 million in damages for lost wages and benefits.

McQueary filed a whistleblower lawsuit last year, claiming that his firing from Penn State was unwarranted.

“(McQueary) has not suffered any emotional, psychological and/or physical distress or injury as a result of any actions or inactions of the University, and any condition allegedly suffered by (McQueary) is attributable to causes wholly independent of the University’s alleged actions and/or inactions,” Penn State attorney Nancy Conrad wrote in the filing.

The filing was in response to written arguments made my McQueary’s lawyers last month after judge Thomas Gavin overruled Penn State’s objection that McQueary’s claims were too vague to hold up in court. Penn State denied almost every allegation made by McQueary, either on the basis of fact or because they lack knowledge about the claim.

McQueary claims that former Penn State President Graham Spanier defamed him in a public statement supporting Tim Curley and Gary Schultz. He is suing Penn State for lost wages and other related damages.



Kevin Horne is the Managing Editor of Onward State and frequent contributor to StateCollege.com. He is also a Penn State senior, majoring in journalism and political science.
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