A motion has been filed in federal court to have the case involving Kentucky assistant basketball coach Dwane Casey's $6.9 million lawsuit against Emery Air Freight Corp. moved to Los Angeles, lawyers for the defendants said.
Attorneys representing Emery have also filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Lexington seeking additional time to prepare a defense.
Casey's suit, filed July 8, is based on the alleged circumstances surrounding a package he is said to have mailed March 30 to Claud Mills, the father of Kentucky recruit Chris Mills. The package was found open in Emery's Los Angeles depot. A story in the Los Angeles Daily News quoted several Emery employees as saying the package contained $1,000 as well as a videotape.
In his suit, Casey says Emery and the other defendants are liable on such grounds as unlawful disclosure of information, invasion of privacy, defamation of character and negligence. Casey seeks $6,966,950 in compensatory damages and an unspecified amount in punitive damages.