WVU Wants Big East's Contract Suit Over Big 12 Move Axed

Law360, New York (November 30, 2011, 3:50 PM EST) -- West Virginia University asked a Rhode Island state court on Tuesday to toss a breach of contract suit the Big East Conference filed over the university’s plans to move to the Big 12 conference, saying the state court lacked jurisdiction.

In a motion to dismiss filed in Providence County Superior Court, the university claimed the Big East’s suit came in response to a similar breach of contract suit the university had brought against the conference Oct. 31, just days after it announced its intention to leave...
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