Attorneys See Tough Job for Feinberg in PSU Case

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If Ken Feinberg wants to add “quickly and successfully settled Penn State claims on the Sandusky sex abuse scandal” to his resume, he's going to need to think outside the box. That was the point articulated by attorneys for several of the men suing the university for its handling of the sex abuse allegations against its former defensive coordinator and convicted child rapist, Jerry Sandusky.

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  • Jeff Spangler

    How about a down payment of a few million to every claimant with some other form of ADR (alternative dispute resolution) to follow on the final figure? I hope at least one plaintiff refuses to accept either confidentiality or settlement and forces the case to a public trial by jury. That's the only way to achieve closure for the victims and render justice to the men at Penn State who allowed this savagery to recur.

  • LulaineRDLegalFunding

    This is probably going to be the toughest issue Mr. Feinberg is going to have to deal with. Sexual abuse isn't quantifiable like the BP claims or even the 9/11 attacks. There was some monetary value at least you can start from. Sexual abuse cause physical, mental and emotional abuse and there is no number that can fix that. This is going to be a long and hard settlement for both parties.

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