Cases & Deals

Penn State prevails in whistleblower action brought by former team physician

Client(s) Pennsylvania State University, The

Jones Day successfully defended The Pennsylvania State University, its head football coach, and two athletic department administrators in a whistleblower action brought by a former team physician. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants unlawfully retaliated against him after he reported interference with his medical management and return-to-play decisions involving student-athletes. The court dismissed the plaintiff's claims with prejudice following briefing and oral argument on defendants' preliminary objections to the complaint.

Scott A. Lynch, MD v. The Pennsylvania State University, et al., No. 2019-cv-06337 (Ct. C.P. Dauphin Cty., Pa.)