Texas judge dismisses Chavis lawsuit against LSU
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A Texas judge dismissed the lawsuit filed by Texas A&M assistant coach John Chavis against LSU Friday.
Chavis and LSU both filed lawsuits against one another after he left for a job at Texas A&M. At issue is a $400,000 buyout clause in Chavis's contract, and which day was considered his "last" at LSU.
Chavis left for the Aggies shortly after the Tigers lost their bowl game in December. Chavis claims LSU athletic director Joe Alleva demanded he pay the university $400,000 in early January, and that is when he submitted a 30-day notice to end his contract without cause.
If Chavis's last day was the day he submitted his notice, then according to his contract Chavis would owe his buyout. If it was the end of the 30-day period, it falls outside the buyout period and Chavis claims he owes nothing.
"We are gratified that the judge saw through Mr. Chavis' transparent attempt to move a Louisiana case to Texas, and we look forward moving this matter to conclusion," said Tom Skinner, general counsel for LSU.
The Tigers and Aggies are scheduled to meet in Death Valley on Nov. 28.