Lawsuit against KSR moved to federal court in Kentucky

FILE - In this March 26, 2017, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari argues a call with referee John Higgins in the first half of the South Regional final game against North Carolina in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Referee John Higgins of Omaha has contacted law enforcement to report he’s received death threats after Kentucky’s loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Higgins reported threats on his home phone, which has an unlisted number, and on the office phone for his roofing company. The person requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A lawsuit filed by an NCAA referee against Kentucky Sports Radio is being moved to Kentucky.

A Nebraska judge decided Friday to move the case from Nebraska, saying the court lacks jurisdiction over the Kentucky blog and radio show.

John Higgins filed the lawsuit in October after fans flooded his roofing business with phone calls threatening and harassing him.

Higgins says KSR encouraged fans to do this.

Higgins was one of the officiating referees during the University of Kentucky's Elite 8 match-up with North Carolina. Many fans and commentators questioned some of the calls made, and not made, during the game.

KSR founder Matt Jones has asked for the case to be dismissed, but the judge is leaving that up to the US District Court in Eastern Kentucky.