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Judge reschedules Spanier civil hearing

A planned conference in former Penn State president Graham Spanier’s lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh will not be happening in January.

Centre County Judge Jonathan D. Grine signed an order Tuesday rescheduling the pretrial conference, which had been set for that day.

According to court documents, the request was made by Freeh and not contested by Spanier.

Grine continued the matter to the April term of court, with a pretrial conference now set for March 18.

This was the first movement on the case in Centre County Court since it was referred back to the jurisdiction from federal court in November. Freeh had attempted to have the case removed from the local jurisdiction.