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Court of Appeals allows ACC suit against Maryland to proceed

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals ruled today that the Atlantic Coast Conference can proceed in North Carolina courts with its lawsuit against the University of Maryland to collect a $52 million exit fee for the school’s decision to leave the conference and join the Big Ten.

The university is contesting payment of the fee and, in the lawsuit filed here last November, argued that as an arm of the state of Maryland it could not be sued in North Carolina under the doctrine of sovereign immunity.

Judge John O. Craig, III in Guilford County Superior Court rejected that argument, and the Court of Appeals today affirmed Craig’s decision.

Read the full decision here.

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