- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Former FBI director Louis Freeh and his law firm are asking a higher court to review a judge’s decision to let former Penn State president Graham Spanier put his lawsuit on hold.

Freeh’s lawyers filed a notice in Centre County court on Tuesday that said they were appealing to state Superior Court.

Judge Jonathan Grine last month issued a stay in Spanier’s case.

Spanier faces criminal charges for an alleged criminal cover up of complaints about retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Grine says Spanier would otherwise have to decide whether to testify in the civil case and possibly harm his criminal defense.

Freeh produced a report for Penn State nearly two years ago that was critical of Spanier and other administrators.

Spanier hasn’t filed a complaint in the lawsuit.

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