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Gansler Pushes For Md. Proceedings In ACC Lawsuit

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is asking the state’s highest court to order that a lawsuit over the University of Maryland’s withdrawal from the Atlantic Coast Conference proceed in a Maryland court.

The attorney general’s office has made the request to the Maryland Court of Appeals.

The attorney general says the Prince George’s County Circuit Court has wrongly decided to hold the case while waiting for the outcome of a separate lawsuit in North Carolina.

The University of Maryland is opposing a $52 million payment sought by the ACC for the university’s move out of the conference.

The university announced in November that it will leave the ACC for the Big Ten in 2014.

The ACC filed its lawsuit in North Carolina, where the conference has its headquarters.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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