Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Nutt retreats to fight another day against Rebels.

Former Ole Miss Head Football Coach Houston Nutt's lawsuit against the university was dismissed today in U.S. District Court.  Mr. Nutt sued Ole Miss and the Institutions of Higher Learning on July 12 for breach of contract that occurred when Coach Hugh Freeze and Athletic Director Ross Bjork allegedly defamed him in conversations with the media.

 Ole Miss moved to dismiss the case two weeks ago.  Ole Miss argued the federal court had no jurisdiction over the lawsuit since the defendants were state agencies and thus had immunity under the eleventh amendment.  Mr. Nutt agreed with Ole Miss in a response today.  Since there was no subject matter jurisdiction due to the lack of a federal claim, Judge Neal Biggers dismissed the case.

However, sources told this website that Mr. Nutt will file his breach of contract lawsuit in state court.

Earlier Posts
Ole Miss surrenders on fees to Houston Nutt 
Nutt Lawsuit Stayed 
Ole Miss: $25,100 for Freeze phone records 
Ole Miss goes for TKO against Nutt 
How the Freeze got burnt 
Houston Nutt sues Ole Miss, accuses Freeze of smearing him 


Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Federal court or Hinds County Chancery Court? I would've taken federal court,.

Anonymous said...

The OleMissSplosion draweth nigh!

Anonymous said...

And this is a 'win' for Ole Miss? Think I would have much rather been in federal court - N MS in Oxford - than in State Court. Hinds County Chancery (sans Dwayne Thomas) cannot be nearly as friendly a confine.

Anonymous said...

Is this the same court that found "Robert Schuler Smith" innocent?

Anonymous said...

Based on Mars' statement after the dismissal, it looks like someone needed to a avoid a Rule 11 violation.

Anonymous said...

Attn 8:31 And the same one that found Ben Allen guilty on one count!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. What a power play by Nutt. The damage has already been done.

Anonymous said...

Nutt already busted one on Ole Ms!

Anonymous said...

Brings into question the credibility of Nutt's attorney. You goobs need to stop acting as if this were intentional on the part of the Nutt camp.

Anonymous said...

I believe that the Severance Agreement specifically requires anything to be filed in Lafayette County (not Hinds - as one would often suspect of a suit with the State as a defendant).

Other than illustrating that Nutt's attorney may not be the legal genius that some had believed, the biggest "win" here for Ole Miss is that this will get stretched out past Ole Miss' hearing before the NCAA Committee on Infractions. The best leverage that Nutt had was threatening to depose Freeze and Bjork and having access to every Freeze's cell phone records. Who knows what they could have found?

Anonymous said...

Who cares about the $500,000 ? We have already recovered this by not paying Hugh since his dismissal (excuse me, resignation).Why do we keep kicking this rusty can down the road? Is it that our pride and feelings are hurt? This was the worst handling by arrogant WE ARE OLE MISS delusional zealots I have ever experienced. Maybe our law school need to add a course teaching handling awkward situations without killing the program.

Anonymous said...

Ben, you should have been found guilty on multiple counts.
Consider yourself lucky.

Anonymous said...

8:38, it isn't the $500k that's stopping us, its the admission that we divulged confidential information from NCAA. As if we haven't been digging the hole deeper for ourselves, we might as well call and rent a trackhoe so we can dig deeper and faster once we make that admission.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:43 - For some reason, I thought it was the "victim" rather than some random other person who gets to decide whether that "victim" is actually a "victim". If that "victim" says "NO, he did NOT steal from me", why is that not enough evidence for you that he did not, in fact, steal anything from said "victim"??????

Anonymous said...

Convicted felon @ 11:51: Rave on, snake shit, rave on.

Anonymous said...

Lafayette Chancery Court judges:

Judge Glenn Alderson
Alumnus of UM Law

Judge Robert Q. Whitwell
Alumnus of UM Law; class of 72

Conflict of interest much by requiring the filing in Lafayette county? Impartiality? LOL. Let's not even talk about the jury pool.

Anonymous said...

any idiots who think nutt's lawyer is in over his head against the all-knowing, all powerful ole miss lawyers need to think again! tom mars is in a different league and his team does not rely on tactics like bribing judges, judge-shopping, filing fake lawsuits in order to depose a kid to obtain information for another case, etc. check out this article linked below and also take a look at the articles linked therein below in red for a good timeline of this evidentiary unravelling....

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