About six months ago, the Duke football team backed out of a four game series with Louisville. There was a clause in the contract where if a team backed out there was a $150,000 buyout if a "team of similar stature" could not be found. Duke's attorney argued that this clause was unenforceable, because no team was of similar stature to Duke. The judge agreed:
At oral argument, Duke (with a candor perhaps more attributable to good legal strategy than to institutional modesty) persuasively asserted that this is a threshold that could not be any lower. Duke's argument on this point cannot be reasonably disputed by Louisville.
Now Fanhouse has the video and it does not disappoint.