Wayne Dolcefino is headed to Lubbock for an important court fight with Texas Tech over the public’s right to know.
Texas Tech University says State District Judge Bill Sowder doesn’t even have the legal right to hear the case because he doesn’t have jurisdiction over the suit.
Dolcefino filed suit in January after Texas Tech failed to produce documents related to several requests for open records, including documents never released in the Mike Leach Investigation.
The winningest coach in school history was fired in December 2009, kept from leading his team in a bowl game, and the University refused to pay him $2.5 million dollars they owed.
Wayne Dolcefino is the long time investigative journalist and President of Houston based Dolcefino Consulting, an investigative communications firm.
Dolcefino is represented by Dallas attorneys Julie Pettit of The Pettit Law Firm, and Michael Hurst from Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst LLP.
“Texas Tech is a state university getting tens of millions of dollars, yet they are now spending school money to fight your right to know,” says Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting, “Tech is hiding the truth about the conspiracy to fire and cheat Mike Leach and it is time for them to come clean. They should use the school’s money to educate, not fight transparency. What in the world are they hiding from Red Raider fans?”
The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 pm Thursday, May 3 in Judge Bill Sowder’s Courtroom at the Lubbock County Courthouse.