Texas Tech seeks to have individuals dismissed

LUBBOCK, Texas—Attorneys for Texas Tech University said in documents filed Tuesday that they want four school employees dismissed from former football coach Mike Leach's lawsuit over his firing and argued again that the school is immune from the suit.

It was the final day court filings could be made before a May 14 hearing on Tech's claim of sovereign immunity, which means a state agency or entity can't be sued without permission from the Texas Legislature or without a waiver based on a defendant's conduct.

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