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Calif. court dismisses Alabama St. suit over audit

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A California court is dismissing a lawsuit filed by Alabama State University against the auditing firm that's reviewing the school's finances.     

An attorney for Forensic Strategic Solutions says the judge threw out the case by ruling he doesn't have jurisdiction to hear the dispute.     

A lawyer for Alabama State says the historically black school in Montgomery will decide whether to appeal.     

Alabama State sued Forensic Strategic Solutions last fall during the company's investigation of school finances.     

Gov. Robert Bentley hired the firm to review the university amid claims of possible fraud, and a preliminary report pointed to possible conflict of interests.     

School officials deny any wrongdoing at Alabama State. The university filed suit in California claiming the company has business dealings there.

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