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First Settlement In Penn State Scandal

First Settlement In Penn State Scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The first settlement between Penn State and one of Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse victims marks a legal milestone after negotiations that have lasted nearly a year.

The attorney for a 25-year-old suburban Philadelphia man who testified at Sandusky's criminal trial says his client finalized a settlement on Friday. Attorney Tom Kline says the man should receive his payment within a month.

Another lawyer says 10 other claims are close to being resolved, but a third attorney says his two cases are only "a work in progress. A legal expert says even the cases that don't settle in the near future aren't likely to go to trial.

The cases are being worked out as three former Penn State administrators await trial for an alleged cover-up of complaints about Sandusky.