Quantcast

Attorneys For Referee: Too Hard To Win Lawsuit In Kentucky - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

Attorneys For Referee: Too Hard To Win Lawsuit In Kentucky

Posted: Updated:
AP AP

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Attorneys for embattled referee John Higgins have responded to a motion by Kentucky Sports Radio to dismiss a lawsuit or move it to Kentucky.

Kentucky Sports Radio's Matt Jones and Drew Franklin asked the judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against them by NCAA referee John Higgins. 

Higgins is the college basketball official whose company 'The Rooferees' was subjected to hundreds of threatening calls and voicemails from angry Kentucky fans following his work in an Elite Eight game where the Cats lost.  Fans also gave his business negative reviews on Facebook.

Higgins filed a lawsuit with Kentucky Sports Radio and its operators Matt Jones and Drew Franklin. The lawsuit alleges that Jones and Franklin shared Higgins' business information on the radio, causing harm to his family and business.

He was seeking damages of $75,000. Matt Jones called the lawsuit frivolous.

In his affidavit, Jones said he “never encouraged anyone to defame, harm, or interfere with the Plaintiffs or their business in anyway shape or form. … In fact, on the radio show broadcast, I advised people to not take the actions described in” the lawsuit.

In his response, Higgins and his wife say that Jones deliberately targeted their Nebraska business, and say that as a result, the trial should remain in their home state.

"Defendants offer the Court a list of ways in which they claim they lack a connection with the State of Nebraska. Defendants carefully neglect to mention the tortious actions they took to seek revenge on a Nebraska man they hated and blamed for the loss of a University of Kentucky basketball game, resulting in the end to the team’s basketball season, which directly affected Defendants’ business," reads the response.

Jones and Franklin, allege the plaintiffs, did everything they could to malign the owner's reputation in light of controversial calls against UK.  

You can read the full report below:

WEATHER
MaxTrack Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Source: Kentucky State Rep. Accused Of Molestation Commits Suicide

    Source: Kentucky State Rep. Accused Of Molestation Commits Suicide

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:24 PM EST2017-12-14 04:24:00 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) WDRB reports that Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson has committed suicide on a bridge in Mt. Washington. He had been accused of sexual molestation.  Bullitt County GOP Rep. Dan Johnson spoke Tuesday morning at Heart of Fire Church in Louisville, where he was a preacher.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) WDRB reports that Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson has committed suicide on a bridge in Mt. Washington. He had been accused of sexual molestation.  Bullitt County GOP Rep. Dan Johnson spoke Tuesday morning at Heart of Fire Church in Louisville, where he was a preacher.

  • Grant County Drug Roundup Nets Multiple Indictments

    Grant County Drug Roundup Nets Multiple Indictments

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:39 PM EST2017-12-13 19:39:05 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -  State Police say numerous drug dealers are off the streets in Grant County. Investigators say they hope this morning's round-up helps fight the ongoing drug problem.  The arrests came after a six month undercover investigation. Ten people were arrested and officials say that all of them were drugs dealers. "The cases may have been done by confidential informants, through our street level program. None of this could have happened...

    GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -  State Police say numerous drug dealers are off the streets in Grant County. Investigators say they hope this morning's round-up helps fight the ongoing drug problem.  The arrests came after a six month undercover investigation. Ten people were arrested and officials say that all of them were drugs dealers. "The cases may have been done by confidential informants, through our street level program. None of this could have happened...

  • Teen Hailed As Hero After Crash

    Teen Hailed As Hero After Crash

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-12-14 00:03:47 GMT

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A high school sophomore is being hailed a hero after a violent school bus crash.  The crash happened Monday morning on Blaine Hill along Route 32 in Louisa. 16-year-old Trey Halfhill was on his way to school with his mom when he saw the bus go through the guardrail and flip onto its side. "I was worried there was just gonna be a bunch of young kids," said Halfhill.  Ignoring his mother's orders, he sprang into action, rushing on...

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A high school sophomore is being hailed a hero after a violent school bus crash.  The crash happened Monday morning on Blaine Hill along Route 32 in Louisa. 16-year-old Trey Halfhill was on his way to school with his mom when he saw the bus go through the guardrail and flip onto its side. "I was worried there was just gonna be a bunch of young kids," said Halfhill.  Ignoring his mother's orders, he sprang into action, rushing on...

Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2017, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?