Penn State Continues Fight in McQueary Lawsuit

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

“(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.

“No action or inaction of the University caused Plaintiff harm at any time,” the filing reads.

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.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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