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WVU media rights suit moving to business court

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia Radio Corp.'s lawsuit over how West Virginia University awarded a media rights contract is moving to the state's business court.

The Dominion Post reports that the company consented to the case's transfer on Monday.

The transfer of the case from Monongalia County Circuit Court was requested by defendants IMG College, West Virginia Media Holdings and its president and CEO, and the WVU Foundation.

The Business Court Division handles litigation involving business disputes and commercial issues.

West Virginia Radio's lawsuit seeks to stop WVU from finalizing a 12-year contract for media rights to certain athletic events.

The network also wants the contract to be rebid, with North Carolina-based IMG and West Virginia Media Holdings barred from the process.

 


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