Penn State University News

Case of fraternity hazing death in Poconos makes judges wonder if corporations can be banished from Pennsylvania

By John O'Brien | May 24, 2019

HARRISBURG – A fraternity has not convinced a Pennsylvania appellate court to order a new trial over the 2013 death of a freshman during a ritual known as “The Crossing” that took place in the Poconos, though the court has decided a ban on operating in the state went too far.

'We bubble-wrap our lives': Manufacturers group responds to the end of Penn State's outdoors club

By Carrie Bradon | May 14, 2018

STATE COLLEGE — The Penn State University Outing Club, a 169-member club focused on hiking, running and backpacking, will no longer be going out because the university believes it is too risky.

Judge says Penn State owed $320K for expenses of summer program for high-schoolers

By Elizabeth Alt | May 14, 2018

A federal judge has ruled that Summer Study Programs Inc. must pay Penn State University nearly $320,000 for providing students with “room, board and computer access” during a summer program in 2016, according to a recent decision filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Mobile truck crane accident that killed one man and injured another at Penn State leads to lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 4, 2017

PITTSBURGH – A mobile truck crane which killed one man and seriously injured another during construction work on the campus of Penn State University, has led to a three-count negligence and loss of consortium lawsuit against the manufacturer and contractor behind the device being used.

Former Penn State employee alleges interference with FMLA

By Louie Torres | Jul 3, 2017

SCRANTON — An employee is suing Penn State University, alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Commonwealth Court reverses decision on reimbursement of attorneys fees related to Freeh Report

By Nicholas Gueguen | Mar 22, 2017

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court has reversed the Court of Common Pleas of Centre County's order to deny reimbursement of attorneys fees and costs to a group of Penn State University trustees related to their efforts to access documents used in the Freeh Report.

Third Circuit affirms granting of summary judgment against fired Penn State University professor

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of appellate judges have decided to uphold a trial court’s decision of summary judgment in a breach of contract and wrongful termination case brought by a former medical college professor.

Third Circuit grants summary judgment to Penn State research assistant in defamation case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Due to a lack of evidence to the contrary, a federal appeals court affirmed a prior judgment granting summary judgment to a Penn State University research assistant in a defamation and tortious interference case.

Facing possible deportion, suspended Penn State student accused of sexual misconduct obtains injunction

By Emma Gallimore | Jan 25, 2016

A Penn State University student recently obtained a temporary injunction on due process grounds that will keep him enrolled after he was accused of sexual misconduct and suspended.

Supreme Court candidate calls evaluation 'tainted' after receiving 'not recommended' rating

By Jim Boyle | Feb 12, 2015

HARRISBURG - An allegedly dishonest campaign advertisement from 2011 forced the

NCAA agrees to restore Penn State wins, voiding consent decree

By Jim Boyle | Jan 20, 2015

HARRISBURG - After months of chipping away, the last gasps of the harshly punitive consent decree between NCAA and Penn State University have been snuffed out after the inter-collegiate athletics governing body agreed to restore the football team's record under Coach Joe Paterno's leadership and allow the proceeds from the $60 million fine to remain in Pennsylvania programs.

State Treasurer McCord defends Endowment Act

By Jim Boyle | Oct 27, 2014

With the plan to settle out of court disrupted by a Commonwealth Court judge's order to

NCAA relaxes Penn State sanctions, agrees to keep fine in Pa.

By Jim Boyle | Sep 9, 2014

Citing remarkable progress in the school's efforts to improve its campus security and protocols regarding reports of sexual abuse, officials with the NCAA have agreed to relax parts of its sanction against Penn State University.

Discovery in Penn State lawsuit due in September

By Jim Boyle | Jun 11, 2014

The money collected from the largest fine levied against a university by the NCAA should

Former Montco ADA joins Blue Bell family firm Shemtob Law as associate

By Jon Campisi | Apr 24, 2014

A former assistant prosecutor in suburban Philadelphia has joined the Blue

Pa. Supreme Court declines to hear Sandusky’s appeal

By Jon Campisi | Apr 3, 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of Jerry

Former Penn State Pres. files suit seeking to have judge enjoin perjury prosecution

By Jon Campisi | Apr 1, 2014

Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier, who is facing

Penn State settles civil claims with Sandusky victims for $59.7 million

By Jon Campisi | Oct 28, 2013

Twenty-six victims of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant

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