Thursday July 3, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brian McNamee is asking a federal
court to dismiss Roger Clemens' defamation lawsuit or move the case
to New York.
The seven-time Cy Young Award winner sued McNamee in January
after his former trainer accused him in the Mitchell Report of
using steroids and human growth hormone. The case originally was
filed in Texas state court and was shifted in February to the U.S.
District Court in Houston.
McNamee's lawyers first tried to dismiss the case in early
March. When Clemens' lawyers responded on May 27th, they added a
new claim of "intentional infliction of emotional distress" and
two additional claims of defamation. In their latest filing, McNamee's lawyers say New York has the most interest in this lawsuit and that many of the potential witnesses reside there. McNamee claims no defamation took place and that it would be a burden for him to defend the case in Texas.
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