Judge Refuses to Dismiss WVU Media Rights Case

A judge said no to dismissing the WVU Media Rights suit. The judge denied several motions by the WVU Board of Governors, the WVU Foundation and other parties to dismiss the lawsuit based on arguments that West Virginia Radio had failed to make a case for fraud and a violation of public procurement laws. The judge ruled these are important public policy matters and need to be heard. The network wants the judge to stop WVU from finalizing a 12-year contract with North Carolina-based IMG College. The judge also is hearing arguments on West Virginia Radio's motion to block the deal and reset the clock to June.