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Mar 30, 3:52 PM EDT

Judge again rules Joe Paterno can't sue for contract breach



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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge has ruled again that the family of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can't sue the NCAA and the university for breach of contract for their actions in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

Judge John Leete ruled Monday that an amended lawsuit filed by Paterno's family repeated the breach-of-contract claim that he had previously dismissed. The estate says the NCAA and university violated his rights through their investigations and a subsequent consent decree that made harsh judgments about his actions.

Leete is turning down the Paternos' request to let them make public more of the material they're getting from the NCAA.

He's also rejecting a request from the NCAA that would require the Paterno estate's lawyers to conduct depositions of some people before they issue subpoenas.

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