... a quick synopsis of Kentucky Judge Phillip Shepherd's decision is that Louisville was not entitled to damages because the contract said that Louisville could not get damages if it was able to replace Duke with teams of "similar stature." The Court observed that at oral argument, Duke . . . persuasively asserted that this is a threshold that could not be any lower." The Court adopted Duke's argument that any football team playing in former Division 1-A and many in former Division 1-AA were of "similar statute" to Duke, and dismissed the case.
Read the article from the North Carolina Business Litigation Report here.
Here's the video of the Duke lawyer's argument before the judge:
It's not often as a lawyer you get to argue that your client isn't liable because they really, really suck. :)