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A new judge is officially taking the bench in the legal battle between Dolcefino Consulting and Texas Tech University over the hiding of public records involving the firing of former football coach Mike Leach.
This is the case’s third judge in less than three years after the Honorable John B. Board of Randall County bowed out of the case just days before a crucial hearing that could have forced the powerful state university to turn over records and produce their lawyer for sworn testimony.
State District Judge Paul Davis is being subbed into the case after the shocking news that the judge that presided over the case for the last year and a half would be retiring in the middle of the fight and the middle of his term.
The Administrative Judge for the 9th Administrative Judicial Region Ana Estevez appointed Judge Paul Davis to preside over the case after Judge John Board’s surprise departure. The case has already cycled through all the judges in Lubbock County. After the sudden recusal of the case’s initial judge, Judge Bill Sowder, the remaining Lubbock County judges were either conflicted or unable to take the case.
Judge John Board ordered discovery and sworn testimony months ago, but Texas Tech and the Office of the Attorney General have refused to comply. Judge Bill Sowder before him had also ordered that documents be turned over before his sudden and unexplained recusal.
“We are hoping the next judge in the case won’t bow to the pressure and be Texas Tough,” said Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. “We are looking forward to holding Texas Tech responsible for their coverups and lying. It is time they get put under oath so we can get the truth.”
Dolcefino Consulting has already found evidence proving Texas Tech lied to donors about the reason behind the firing of Coach Leach and changed investigative reports at the last minute to tarnish the reputation of the coach. Leach says the school owes him $2.5 million.
Senior Judge Paul Davis is from Travis County. Prior to serving on the bench, Judge Davis practiced primarily family law and was on of the earliest Board-Certified Family Law Specialists in Austin. Judge Davis has a received a number of awards for judicial excellence and he is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas.
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