Court rejects Maryland’s attempts to dismiss lawsuit over ACC exit fee
Maryland’s attempts to get the $52.3 million exit fee that they owe the ACC reduced took another turn for the worse on Tuesday.
A North Carolina appeals court Tuesday preserved a lawsuit that could force the University of Maryland to pay a $52 million fee for leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference.
A state Court of Appeals panel rejected Maryland’s bid to dismiss the lawsuit. It was filed in Greensboro, where the ACC is headquartered. The three-judge panel’s unanimous decision means Maryland has no automatic right to a state Supreme Court appeal. But the higher state court could choose to hear an appeal.