Gov. Tom Corbett and other top Pennsylvania officials filed motions to dismiss the NCAA’s lawsuit against them in court documents filed today.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association filed the complaint against Corbett and others in February in response to the legislation to alter the consent decree and keep the Penn State sanction money in the commonwealth.
The motion to dismiss asks the court to dismiss the case “for lack of subject matter jurisdiction on the grounds that this court should abstain.”
If not dismissed, the documents ask the lawsuit be postponed because of the pending proceedings of Corbett’s separate lawsuit against the NCAA, which was filed in early January.
In one set of court documents, Corbett filed the motion to dismiss along with Mark Zimmer, chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
In separate documents, State Treasurer Rob McCord filed his own motion to dismiss for similar reasons. McCord additionally said that the dismissal is “in the interest of judicial economy, the avoidance of duplicative and piecemeal litigation, and comity,” according to court documents.
Eugene DePasquale, auditor general of Pennsylvania, also filed a separate motion to dismiss for the same reasons as Corbett and Zimmer.
Read Friday's edition of The Daily Collegian for more details.