LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former minority owner of Kentucky
Speedway is suing the racetrack's one-time majority owner, seeking
to have a judge declare he can't drop an antitrust suit in a move
that would keep the litigation alive.
A group of four trusts operated by Duchossois Group Chairman
Richard Duchossois of Illinois filed suit Tuesday against speedway
founder Jerry Carroll, saying Carroll doesn't have the legal right
to stop an appeal of the suit against NASCAR.
The lawsuit against Carroll, filed in federal court in
Covington, comes a day after Duchossois asked the U.S. 6th Circuit
Court of Appeals to reconsider it's rejection of the antitrust
litigation. The appellate court earlier this month threw out the
Brian Goldwasser of Cincinnati, the attorney for the trusts, did
not return a message seeking comment. Carroll declined comment on
the lawsuit Tuesday.
The tangled litigation traces back to 2005, when Carroll and the
minority owners sued NASCAR and International Speedway Corp.,
claiming the two companies conspired to monopolize Sprint Cup races
and cut the 1.5-mile oval at the Sparta-based Kentucky Speedway out
of the loop.
Carroll and his minority partners estimated damages from the
suit at between $100 million and $400 million dollars should they