Judge Says No in Former Alabama A&M President's Lawsuit

Huntsville, Alabama – (AP) - An Etowah County circuit judge has dismissed the lawsuit former Alabama A&M University President Robert R. Jennings filed against the board of trustees over his
Circuit Judge Anthony Clark Hall, appointed by the Alabama Supreme Court to preside over the case, granted a request by the board's attorney to dismiss the suit. The board said it is immune from such suits.
Hall's decision was dated March 7.
The A&M board voted to fire Jennings on March 31, 2008 after allegations he improperly paid a former assistant and was involved in a grade being changed without the teacher's consent.
Jennings, who denied the allegations, claimed the meeting was illegal and the firing violated his employment contract. He has 30 days to appeal.