LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky Sports Radio, Matt Jones, and Drew Franklin filed a motion in federal court asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit against them "for lack of personal jurisdiction." Alternatively, the suit urges the United States District Court for the district of Nebraska to transfer the case to the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Referee John Higgins filed a lawsuit against Kentucky Sports Radio blaming it for firing up fans to threaten him and his business.Higgins was one of the officiating referees at 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.
Higgins is seeking more than $75,000 from KSR and its operators Matt Jones and Drew Franklin.
In the motion filed on Monday, the attorney for KSR said the defendants have no contacts in Nebraska, and therefore, the court had no jurisdiction over the defendants.