Who's Who in the Jerry Sandusky Case
- Baldwin testimony quashed; Curley, Schultz, Spanier hearing wraps up early
- Possible changes proposed to PSU sanctions
- Victim 9 sues Sandusky, PSU
- Judge sets hearing date for Spanier vs. Freeh case
- Jerry Sandusky lawyers file notice of another appeal
- Changes made to Jerry Sandusky appeal hearing
- PA Superior Court panel to hear Jerry Sandusky appeal
- Penn State community wants answers from administrator hearing
- Freeh stands behind findings in new interview
- Spanier denied access to some evidence
- Judge approves Matt Sandusky, family name change, documents possibly to be sealed
- Judge to seal Sandusky family request for name change
Judge sets hearing date for Spanier vs. Freeh case
Updated: Wednesday, November 13 2013, 06:25 PM EST
By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press
HARRISBURG -- A judge plans to hear arguments in January on whether former Penn State president Graham Spanier should be allowed to delay proceedings in his defamation claim against former FBI director Louis Freeh and Freeh’s law firm.
State court officials said Wednesday that a hearing on Spanier’s request will happen on Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.
The hearing will be about Spanier’s request to have the civil case put on hold while he defends himself against criminal charges related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal that were brought against him in Dauphin County.
Spanier initiated the case by filing a one-page document but not a full legal complaint.
Freeh's lawyers argue against the delay, saying the defamation charge is hurting Freeh's reputation without providing any substantiation.
Freeh and his colleagues produced a Penn State-paid report that was critical of how Spanier and other top university officials handled complaints about Sandusky in 1998 and 2001.
Sandusky was convicted in July of 2012 of sexually molesting boys over several years. He is serving a 30-year to 60-year prison sentence and most recently filed paperwork to appeal his conviction to the state Supreme Court.