Leach to appeal TTU lawsuit ruling - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/21/10

Leach to appeal TTU lawsuit ruling

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Former Texas Tech head football coach Mike Leach has filed paperwork to appeal 99th District Court Judge Bill Sowder's recent ruling confining Leach's lawsuit to one issue.

Sowder ruled on January 15th that Leach could only sue Texas Tech University on the grounds it may have violated Leach's employment contract. Monday's filing likely will be taken up by the Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo.

Judge Sowder upheld the sovereign immunity issue, the university's right not to be sued in all other claims of the lawsuit. It could be six months or a year before a jury hears this case.

The university fired Leach back in December amid allegations he mistreated wide receiver Adam James, allegations Leach says are not true.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 has attempted to contact Texas Tech for a response on the appeal and will bring you the latest as it becomes available.

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