TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 18, 2016

The University of Tennessee said in a memorandum filed last week that the plaintiffs in their Title IX lawsuit repeatedly published "irrelevant and incorrect (if salacious) allegations intended to inflame the passions of journalists and sports fans alike." The Tennessean reports the memorandum is in support of the university’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit or transfer the case to a federal court in Knoxville instead of Nashville. Federal Judge Aleta Trauger asked plaintiffs in the lawsuit to reply by today on the change-of-venue motion. Plaintiffs previously requested to keep the trial in Nashville to avoid the “trauma” of holding the trial close to the university.