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Attorney for state Sen. Jake Corman wants Penn State NCAA sanctions suit moved to mediation


HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — The attorney for Republican state Sen. Jake Corman wants the state's Commonwealth Court to approve mediation for a lawsuit challenging NCAA sanctions against Penn State.

The Centre Daily Times ( ) reports Corman's attorney, Matthew Haverstick, wrote a letter to the court's chief clerk making the request on Tuesday.

Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord are suing to keep the $60 million fine money stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse case within Pennsylvania to address child abuse.

The NCAA fined Penn State, imposed a temporary bowl ban and the eliminated 112 football team wins from the later years under former head coach Joe Paterno.

Corman's lawsuit is scheduled for trial in January, but Haverstick's letter says "this matter is now within reach of a mediated resolution."

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