Ex-Pitt Coach Says Tossed Race Bias Suit Wasn't Frivolous

Law360 (April 14, 2021, 2:44 PM EDT) -- A former University of Pittsburgh wrestling coach told a Pennsylvania state court the school couldn't sue him for abusing the legal process because he made at least some valid claims in a lawsuit over his firing, and the university hadn't shown his dismissed racial bias claim was brought with ill intent.

Jason Peters said Pitt couldn't sue him for filing a frivolous lawsuit under Pennsylvania's Dragonetti Act if there was probable cause for at least part of the underlying lawsuit over his 2017 firing, and he objected to what he called "scurrilous" accusations that he'd only accused the university of racial...

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