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Texas Tech Seeks To Have 4 Dismissed From Leach Lawsuit

LUBBOCK, Texas – (AP) Attorneys for Texas Tech University said in documents filed Tuesday that they want four school employees dismissed from former football coach Mike Leach's lawsuit over his firing and argued again that the school is immune from the suit. It was the final day court filings...

ESPN Reporter Sues Hotel Chains For Secret Tapings

CHICAGO - (AP) ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, who was secretly videotaped nude while staying at hotels, filed a lawsuit Thursday against seven hotels and the suburban Chicago man who admitted making the tapes. Andrews filed the suit in Cook County against the hotels for negligence and invasion of privacy...

Erin Andrews Files Civil Suit For Invasion Of Privacy, Negligence

CHICAGO - ESPN reporter Erin Andrews filed a civil lawsuit July 15 in the Circuit Court of Cook County alleging negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy against several hotel entities and claiming negligence, invasion of privacy (intrusion of seclusion and public...

Oral Arguments Set In Leach Suit Against Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas - (AP) The Texas appeals court handling former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach's lawsuit against the university over his 2009 firing has set Oct. 7 for oral arguments. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .

Sports Law Blog: Has The NCAA Lost Its Focus?

By Darren Heitner [1] In Pat Forde's column [on ESPN.com] from July 30 titled, Cooperation key to solving agent issue , he wrote the following: "At the very least, the NCAA's raid of sorts on North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama - those are just the schools we know about...

Former ESPN Announcer Sues Network Over Firing

AUSTIN, Texas - (AP) Former ESPN announcer Ron Franklin has sued the network over his firing for reportedly berating a female colleague. The wrongful termination lawsuit filed Monday in state district court in Franklin's hometown of Austin, Texas, claims ESPN had no grounds for dismissing him. The...

Leach Files To Have Texas High Court Review Case

LUBBOCK, Texas - (AP) Attorneys for former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach said Friday they have asked the Texas Supreme Court to review his wrongful termination lawsuit . Attorney Gerard Harrison said there conflicting rulings from appeals courts in Texas on whether the university can claim sovereign immunity...

ESPN Sues Conference USA Over Fox Contract

NEW YORK - (AP) ESPN has sued Conference USA, accusing the league of violating their contract when it signed a new deal with Fox. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in New York seeks either damages of at least $21 million or for the conference to honor the extension the network claims. . ....

Michigan State University Must Disclose To ESPN Names Of Student Athletes In Incident Reports

ESPN submitted a request under FOIA asking Michigan State University to provide incident reports involving a list of 300 student-athletes. The University produced the records, but redacted the names and identifying information of the suspects, victims, and witnesses. As authority for its decision, the...