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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
firing.
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.