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Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 12:57pm

The latest from Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Attorneys for Texas Tech and Mike Leach
will give oral arguments to justices of an Amarillo appeals court
in the former coach's lawsuit against the university over his
firing.

No decision will be made after Thursday proceeding in Lubbock
before a three-judge panel of the Amarillo-based 7th Court of
Appeals, which occasionally convenes in other cities within its
jurisdictuion.

The school is appealing a trial court judge's ruling in June
that, by its conduct, the university waived its right to sovereign
immunity in Leach's breach of conduct claim. Leach's attorneys are
appealing the judge's dismissal of several other claims in Leach's
suit.

The university fired Leach Dec. 30, two days after suspending
him amid allegations he mistreated a player with a concussion.
Leach has denied mistreating Adam James.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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