Fired Leach takes his game to courthouse against TTU - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/7/10

Fired Leach takes his game to courthouse against TTU

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - As expected, fired Texas Tech coach Mike Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, filed new paperwork in Leach's lawsuit against Texas Tech University.  They expect a trial in the next six weeks.

Today's filings include a request to the court to force Texas Tech to quickly turn over documents related to the University's football program. Liggett filed the paperwork just after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.

The document filed is 100 pages long. These are just extensions of the original lawsuit that Leach filed while he was still suspended as the Texas Tech football coach. The first motion asked for an expedited hearing, the second for expedited discovery.

That means Leach and his attorneys want a full scale investigation related to his firing.

The coach's legal team filed court documents Thursday asking a state judge to allow them to depose administrators and others in about two weeks. They want to question is Adam James, the player whose injury ultimately led to Leach's dismissal last month. They also want to question Tech Athletic Director Gerald Myers, Texas Tech President Guy Bailey, and Tech Chancellor Kent Hance.

Leach's legal team wants emails, notes, and all other information that pertains to this case.

Local attorneys say this is an aggressive move for the expedited hearing and expedited discovery. Leach and his attorneys do not want this process to drag on longer that it needs to. They don't want it to be delayed.

What we can expect, the judge can either grant or deny the hearing. And then discuss the expedited motion for discovery.

NewsChannel 11 is looking through the 100 page document that was filed and will bring you more, coming up tonight.

See the motion filed, CLICK HERE.

On December 30th, 2009, NewsChannel 11 was in the courtroom awaiting a petition hearing to allow Leach to coach the Red Raiders at the Alamo Bowl, after he was suspended for allegedly mistreating a football player after an injury.

After numerous delays in the trial, Mike Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, walked into the courtroom and announced that Leach had been fired.

We will have more information about this story on the news and at kcbd.com.

To get more on the complete coverage of Mike Leach's termination, click on the link below.

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Just days before the Alamo Bowl, Mike Leach was first suspended and then terminated as head coach of the Texas Tech football team. Click here for continuing coverage.
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