- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Plaintiffs in the Title IX lawsuit against the University of Tennessee oppose the school’s motion to move the case from Nashville to Knoxville.

The plaintiffs’ lawyer, David Randolph Smith, said the school’s motion “is entirely without merit” in a response filed Tuesday. Smith’s response noted that all eight plaintiffs filed declarations saying that having the case in Nashville would be “more convenient, less expensive, and necessary to avoid the trauma and mental anguish” associated with having the trial in Knoxville.

The Tennessean first reported the filing.

The suit, filed Feb. 9 in Nashville, says Tennessee created a “hostile sexual environment” through a policy of indifference toward assaults by athletes.

The school filed a motion Feb. 16 to dismiss the case or have it transferred to Knoxville, where the university’s located.

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