Penn State wants permission to appeal a judge's ruling denying it insurance coverage for certain child sexual abuse claims related to former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The Legal Intelligencer said Monday (http://bit.ly/22K1xJx ) university lawyers filed a motion last week seeking an immediate appeal of a ruling that concerned coverage for claims from the mid-1990s.

Penn State's lawyers say the decision by a Philadelphia judge contradicted general insurance interpretation principles.

An attorney representing insurer Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance has declined to comment. Penn State officials haven't responded to requests seeking comment.

The judge's opinion says the insurance company claims a boy told then-football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 he was molested by Sandusky.

Sandusky was convicted in 2012 of abusing boys and is in prison. He insists he's innocent.

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Information from: The Legal Intelligencer, http://thelegalintelligencer.com