In December of 2009, Texas Tech fired Mike Leach. A couple of weeks later, Leach filed a wrongful termination suit against the school. A year passed, likely full of lawyer-y type stuff, and now this: the 7th Court of Appeals has thrown out Leach's breach of contract claim.
Essentially the court ruled on Friday that Texas Tech is "immune to Leach's attempts to receive monetary damages from the university."
However, the ruling does still allow Leach to continue to try and prove that Texas Tech's reasons for firing him were false, but he is no longer able to seek "monetary relief."
"We have felt all along that we would win, and we did win," Tech attorney Dickey Grigg said in a statement e-mailed Friday morning. "As we've maintained all along, the facts and the law were clear, and the Court of Appeals agreed. The breach of contract claim was properly dismissed, as were all other monetary claims."
Leach can still appeal, though, and it's expected that his attorney will indeed take it to the Texas Supreme Court.