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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Geno Auriemma, USA Basketball granted extension on lawsuit

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma and USA Basketball had until Tuesday to respond to the amended complaint filed by security officer Kelley Hardwick's attorney. However, both parties were granted an extension and now have until Dec. 19 to answer or file a motion.

Lawyers for Auriemma and USA Basketball filed motions to dismiss Hardwick's initial lawsuit but when an amended complaint was filed on Hardwick's behalf, the motions to dismiss where withdraw so they could address the new issues brought up in the amended complaint.

Hardwick filed a suit claiming employment discrimination as she accused Auriemma of working to have her removed from security detail for the Auriemma-coached U.S. Olympic women's basketball team as she said she refused his attempts to kiss her in a hallway in a Russian hotel.

Both Auriemma and USA Basketball filed motions to dismiss claiming that since the lawsuit was filed in New York and neither party resides or conducts business in the state of New York. The NBA, which is Hardwick's employer, is also part of the lawsuit. They did not file a motion to dismiss but in its initial response denied all of claims in Hardwick's complaint.

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