The Alabama Educational Television Commission has voted to hire a Birmingham law firm to represent the commission in a lawsuit filed by ousted Alabama Public Television executive director Allan Pizzato.
The commission voted 6-0 to hire the Birmingham law firm of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt after going into executive session during a special called meeting Tuesday at APT headquarters in Birmingham.
The commission chairman, Ferris Stephens, said after the meeting that the commission feels Pizzato's lawsuit is without merit.
The Alabama Educational Television Commission unanimously approved to hire the Birmingham law firm of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt LLC to represent the commission in a lawsuit. Commission members voted during a special/called meeting at Alabama Public Television headquarters earlier today.