Spanier Conviction a Likely Blow to Civil Suits Over Freeh Report

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was acquitted of the two most serious charges he faced over allegations that he harbored serial child molester Jerry Sandusky, but the guilty verdict on a misdemeanor child endangerment charge will likely kill any chances of recovery in civil suits over fallout from the Sandusky scandal, according to attorneys.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waves as she enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016, to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)
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    By Zack Needles

    An award of prejudgment interest under a breach of contract claim for unpaid wages does not bar a plaintiff from also recovering liquidated damages under the Wage Payment and Collection Law, a deeply divided Pennsylvania Superior Court en banc has ruled.

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