Penn State: Here come the civil suits

Alleged victims of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky are working with at least two legal teams to prepare civil lawsuits against the university—seeking damages from the university over administrators’ failure to take action.

“This may be the most high-profile sexual abuse case ever,” says Benjamin Andreozzi, a Harrisburg, Pa., lawyer who is representing at least one of the victims listed in grand jury filings. Adreozzi noted that once other potential victims see that they’re “not alone,” perhaps they’ll come forward, too.

A second lawyer who requested anonymity told The Daily Beast he was representing another alleged victim…

Attorneys close to the cases, meanwhile, believe the number of victims will grow dramatically in the coming days. “I think things are going to be fast and furious over the next weeks,” says Manning J. O’Connor, an attorney in Pittsburgh who has been following the case.