Court Hearing Set and New Motions Filed in Leach Lawsuit

Another day and another round of paperwork filed in a Lubbock Court by Mike Leach's lawyers.  These tell us what Leach is looking for from a lawsuit against Texas Tech.  The documents also cite defamation as a cause for lawsuit.  The documents filed Friday state Texas Tech officials have made "both slanderous and libelous statements" including "that Mike Leach was terminated for cause, that Leach was insubordinate and refused to cooperate and was responsible for his contract being terminated and that Leach's termination was precipitated by his treatment of a player diagnosed with a concussion and he placed that player at risk of additional injury."  Leach claimed Texas Tech owes him the money promised in his contract and the documents mention Leach is also seeking compensation for his attorney's fees, punitive damages and anything else he may be entitled to.  He's also demanded a trial jury on or before March 1st. 

Judge Bill Sowder has set a hearing on Leach's motion for expedited discovery for January 20th at 9 a.m.  It's scheduled to be held in the 99th District Courtroom, but could be changed to a later date.

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