Texas A&M Urges Dismissal Of '12th Man' Copyright Suit

Law360 (March 18, 2019, 4:38 PM EDT) -- Texas A&M University has urged a Texas federal court to toss claims that the school's athletics department stole copyrighted material from the author of a book on the football team's "12th Man" tradition, saying the athletics department is part of the school and entitled to immunity.

In a letter filed with the court on Friday, H. Melissa Mather of the Texas attorney general's office, representing the department, urged U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen to dismiss all the claims, saying the athletics department has no separate existence from the state-run university.

"Plaintiffs are not entitled to pick off one department of...

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