Maryland attorney general
Gansler also filed a motion in a Greensboro, N.C., court to dismiss the ACC's original lawsuit as a pre-emptive effort to enforce the exit fee, on the grounds that the
"Our lawsuit calls the ACC's 'exit fee' what it really is – an antitrust violation and an illegal penalty," Gansler said in a university. "Our motion in North Carolina will ensure that a Maryland court will rule on the case."
Maryland officials have said all along that they did not expect to pay the entire exit fee, which President Wallace D. Loh voted against implementing on the grounds that he felt it representing an illegal restraint of trade.