Penn State Hires 9/11 Victim Fund Lawyer
According to an Associated Press report, Penn State has hired the Washington D.C. based law firm of Ken Feinberg in the school’s effort to settle what will likely be dozens of personal injury claims related to the actions of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Feinberg is most known for operating the September 11 victim fund and has also helped resolve claims from the infamous BP oil spill and the massacre at Virginia Tech, among others.
According to the report, there are at least four lawsuits in the works against Penn State as a result of Sandusky’s crimes, and there are likely to be more on the way. Lawyers for Sandusky’s victims have recently claimed that the University has not followed up on its pledge to settle civil claims quickly. On the day of Sandusky’s conviction in June, Penn State announced that the school wanted to “privately, expeditiously and fairly” settle with the victims of Sandusky.
“Attorneys told The Associated Press this month that they had very limited contact with the University and, if that continued, more lawsuits were expected,” the AP report said.
Sandusky is scheduled to be sentenced next month.