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A-State responds to UM Miami's dismissal request over canceled game lawsuit

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Arkansas State University and the University of Miami continue their legal battle after A-State filed a lawsuit against UM, and then UM filed a lawsuit against A-State, and then UM filed a motion to dismiss.

It all stems from the University of Miami canceling a game against A-State as Hurricane Irma took aim at Florida in September 2017. 

On Feb. 16, Arkansas State University filed a lawsuit against UM over a football game that was canceled during the 2017 season because of Hurricane Irma. A-State was seeking liquidated damages.

However, Region 8 News learned days before, on Feb. 13, the University of Miami filed its own lawsuit in Florida. In the suit, UM claimed the contract between the schools to play is void due to a “force majeure” event and that it does not owe A-State any damages.

UM filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit on March 20 in Craighead County Circuit Court.

On Monday, A-State filed their response to UM's request for dismissal. 

See A-State's full response below. 

Below is the University of Miami's request to dismiss the A-State lawsuit: 


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