Harrisburg attorney Chuck Schmidt confirmed his client has settled, as did Williamsport attorney Clifford Rieders.
“He is a very responsible, thoughtful, intelligent man,” Rieders said Tuesday of his client. “His reaction is that this was a terrible tragedy and he’d like to move on with his life and get the help he needs for a meaningful life.”
Rieders said his client was paid Sept. 30. Schmidt said his received a check about two weeks ago.
Philadelphia attorney Tom Kline previously announced his client had settled, as did the Philadelphia firm Ross Feller, which represents seven.
St. Paul, Minn., lawyer Jeff Anderson said his two cases remain unresolved, as did a spokeswoman for Baltimore attorney Howard Janet, who represents one claimant. Two other lawyers who have clients in the Sandusky civil claims did not return phone messages.
A Penn State spokesman declined to comment, but the school has said it plans to eventually release the number of claimants and the total amount they have been paid. Lawyers for the school say at least 31 have come forward but it’s unclear who some are or whether they have lawyers.
Penn State has revamped a long list of policies and procedures as a result of the Sandusky scandal and agreed to a set of penalties from the NCAA over the school’s handling of the matter.
Andreozzi said the school has been “moving in the right direction.”
“It serves as a model for how institutions can assume some accountability after they make mistakes,” Andreozzi said.
Three former Penn State administrators are awaiting trial in Harrisburg for what prosecutors say was a criminal cover-up of complaints about Sandusky. Former president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley have all denied the allegations.