Lubbock judge hears summary of Leach case before trial

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Updated: 5/23/2013 9:23 am
The three-year legal battle between Texas Tech and former head coach Mike Leach may have died down, but it's not the end of the snafu that started it all. 

The current Washington State coach, who was fired from Tech in 2009 after his alleged mistreatment of player Adam James, still has pending lawsuits against Craig James, Adam's father, Craig James' PR company, and ESPN. 

Lubbock Judge Bill Sowder heard a four-hour summary on the case Wednesday afternoon. Leach's attorney Steve Heninger said his goal was to connect all the dots once and for all. 

"We've been doing an awful lot of depositions, and the briefs stand this high, as you all know," Heninger said. "And I think we finally have the opportunity, for the judge's benefit, to bring it all together. Now, he's got the decision to make if the evidence and the law is such that it demands a jury trial, and that's what we'll wait for."

The case is scheduled to go to trial July 15. 
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Liberty Seeker - 5/22/2013 10:06 PM
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Since he allegedly mistreated a student, should he also have a jury trial for his alleged aggravated assault? Or do government employees have a different set of laws than those imposed upon the public. What about practicing medicine without a license? Did he issue his own medical diagnosis when he claimed that James was faking a concussion? Why does Tech even bother having a Health Sciences Center, if coaches can routinely perform their own unique therapies. Metal shed therapy had not been approved by the AMA, and I doubt that it ever will.
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