Friday August 8, 2008
HOUSTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens' lawyers have asked a federal judge
to reject attempts by Brian McNamee to dismiss the former pitcher's
defamation suit or have it moved from Texas to New York.
The attorneys filed the request yesterday in U.S. District Court
in Houston, responding to a July 2nd motion filed by lawyers for
McNamee, Clemens' former personal trainer. Clemens' representatives believe McNamee should answer to a Texas court and jury for what they call "his intentional conduct that injured a Texas resident in Texas." The lawyers also believe it would cost more to bring witnesses to New York and claim the courts in the Southern District of Texas are less congested.
Clemens filed the defamation suit against McNamee in January,
after the trainer claimed the seven-time Cy Young Award winner used
steroids and human growth hormone.
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