Monday, April 11, 2016

Alabama Supreme Court rules against former ASU AD

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday overturned a 2015 circuit court decision that found former Alabama State University athletic director Stacy Danley had been wrongfully terminated and awarded him $140,000.

The justices upheld the court’s decision that dismissed ASU’s counterclaim against Danley for unapproved travel expenses, and it reversed the order providing Danley attorneys’ fees.

“We thank the Supreme Court of Alabama for upholding the longstanding legal principles of sovereign and state-agent immunities,” ASU attorney Kenny Thomas said.

Attempts to reach Danley and his attorney, Joseph Fitzpatrick, were unsuccessful Friday afternoon.

In the lengthy opinion, which picked apart due process claims from plaintiffs suing state entities, the Alabama Supreme Court said the lower court erred in awarding Danley damages because ...


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