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Attorney General Gansler Files Antitrust Action in Prince George's County Against the Atlantic Coast Conference
Maryland moves to dismiss ACC's lawsuit in North Carolina
More at link.
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler The Attorney General is the chief lawyer in the state. He is charged with representing the state in all matters in which the state is a party or has an interest.
Chris Nee of 247Sports.com. You can follow me on twitter @CNee247.
I guarantee when this is resolved FSU goes to the Big 12 the next day.
So far, the ACC has withheld $3,067,255.27 in Maryland’s “respective share of the initial distribution of gross television revenues for 2012-13,” according to a letter from ACC associate commissioner Jeff Elliot to athletics director Kevin Anderson dated Dec. 14, 2012.
“They sent us a letter saying they are withholding royalties, the amount of money [the University of Maryland is] entitled to,” Gansler said. “They’re doing this because the University of Maryland owes them $53 million.
“When they sent us the letter, that triggered the ability for us to bring a lawsuit in court, saying you owe us this money. That’s what we filed. We filed it for the money and for the antitrust implications.”
I'm really interested to see how this all plays out. Any guess as to a time frame?
Would really like Maryland to win this, hope it doesn't drag on too long.
GO NOLES !!!
TURTLE TURTLE TURTLE!!!
I hope you know what you are talking about. I'm handing out a lot of up votes so far in this thread.
I am extremely interested in seeing how this all plays out. A lot hinges on the ability of the ACC to uphold the 50M exit fee. My biggest concern is that they are unable to, the Big 10 and the SEC poach the teams they want, and the rest of us are left scrambling to remain relevant. I know that there have been rumors that the Big 12 wants us, but as of now they are only rumors. I have read just as many articles stating that the Big 12 is really not interested in expanding.
It's been understood for a while that this is holding us up.
Depends on of they are in stall mode. Based on it taking a couple months to respond to complaint, I would say it's on a 2-3 year course if it goes through trial. Likely it settles, however. JMHO.
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