Naked Student Shot
5:10 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Parents Of Ala. Freshman Suing Over Campus Killing

The parents of University of South Alabama student who was shot to death by campus police are suing the school over his death.
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The parents of a University of South Alabama freshman who was shot to death by campus police are suing over his death.

An attorney for relatives of Gil Collar says the 18-year-old freshman never touched the officer, and the shooting never should have happened.

Attorney Jere Beasley says the family is filing suit against the school and the officer. The university had no immediate comment.

Police and witnesses say Collar was nude and acting erratically outside the campus police station before he was shot to death on Oct. 6.

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Lawsuit Goes After Budget
5:51 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Former Senator's Suit Seeks To Block Ala. Budget

Lawsuit naming Gov. Bentley as a defendent claims the 2013 General Fund Budget violates the state constitution.
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A former State senator has filed a lawsuit in state court in Montgomery claiming that legislators violated the Alabama Constitution earlier this year by passing a 2013 budget that was not balanced. The 2013 General Fund budget, which goes into effect Oct. 1, relies on a transfer of approximately $467 million from the Alabama Trust Fund into state coffers over the next three years. Voters must approve the transfer in a constitutional amendment on the ballot Sept. 18. If the amendment is rejected, the state budget would have to be cut significantly.

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APT Lawsuit
5:08 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Judge Clears Way For Suit Over APTV Firings

A judge says a fired network executive can go ahead with his lawsuit claiming Alabama Public Television commissioners violated the state's open meetings law by holding a closed-door session to discuss his firing. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Joseph Boohaker issued the ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by Allan Pizzato over his dismissal as executive director of the state's public television network. Pizzato sued after commissioners fired him and another executive. The judge says lawyers can continue collecting evidence, and he scheduled another hearing for Sept. 4.

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