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Penn State University seeks reversal of Mike McQueary lawsuit verdict

Penn State University seeks reversal of Mike McQueary lawsuit verdict

Penn State is fighting back against a verdict that awarded one of its former assistant football coaches millions of dollars for his treatment after Jerry Sandusky's arrest on child molestation charges. 

The university said in a brief dated Monday that the verdict in favor of Mike McQueary should be reversed, a new trial should be ordered or the damages should be lowered. 

The school said Judge Thomas Gavin gave jurors an incorrect instruction regarding who must report cases of child abuse, and that he acted as a “biased advocate” for McQueary during the October trial. 

“Multiple instances exist where the court acted as an advocate on behalf of McQueary,”...

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