The hearing on the scheduling of the Mike McQueary whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State got underway around 1:30 Friday afternoon. While neither side would comment on their legal arguments after the hearing ended, both sides did make their points in the open courtroom
The attorney for Penn State University, Nancy Conrad took the lead the lead listing seven legal reasons she says it would be appropriate for the judge to issue a stay on the case until all of the criminal proceedings are heard.
She talked about the legal overlap of the different cases and the problem of getting witnesses to testify in the civil case when criminal matters are still pending.
The lead attorney for Mike McQueary, Elliot Strokoff, built his case on moving forward with the lawsuit by pointing out the section of the Pennsylvania Constitution that says McQueary has the right to "an injury remedy by due course of law" and a lengthy stay would be unfair to him.
In the end the judge hearing the case said he hopes to have a decision on the request for the delay in about 2 weeks.
To read Penn State's arguments in court Friday, click the link below.