Pennsylvania

Penn St, insurer settle fight that revealed scandal details

Penn State has settled a court fight with its insurer over payments to victims of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

The insurance case revealed new details about how early Penn State football coach Joe Paterno knew that his assistant coach had been accused of sexually abusing boys.

A one-page document filed with a Philadelphia court on Thursday states the action against the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Company is settled.

A Penn State spokeswoman says terms of the deal are confidential.

As part of the legal tussle, both sides obtained sworn depositions from key witnesses and other documents that hadn't previously become public. That includes a man's testimony that he told Paterno in 1976 that Sandusky abused him. A lawyer for Paterno's family has denied those claims.

Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. He is serving a 30- to 60-year prison term.