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1/12/10

Tech argues that Leach has no right to sue

By James Clark | email
Posted By Amber Stegall | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech argues in court documents filed Tuesday morning that, for the most part, fired football coach Mike Leach does not have the right to sue the University.

Tech is protected from lawsuits by a concept called sovereign immunity. It means you cannot sue the state without the state's permission. Texas Tech argues that there are only five exceptions to sovereign immunity and Tech further argues that four have not been mentioned by Leach.

The one exception that might apply, Tech argues, is for breach of contract. Leach was fired December 30th amid allegations he mistreated player Adam James. Leach denies any wrongdoing.

Both sides are due in court for a hearing on January 20th.
 
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