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.