MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A lawsuit filed against former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley by his one-time law enforcement secretary will go to trial in March.
Court records show that Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin set a March 4 trial date for the case.
Spencer Collier contends Bentley wrongfully fired him and then tried to discredit him with a sham state investigation. Collier also accused Bentley of interfering in law enforcement business.
Bentley had contended Collier was dismissed "for cause."
A day after being fired by Bentley, Collier publicly accused the governor of having an inappropriate relationship with an aide before his divorce.
The scandal engulfed Bentley who resigned last year and pleaded to misdemeanor charges rather than face impeachment hearings.
Griffin told the two sides to notify him if they reach a settlement.
- Lawsuit against former Gov. Bentley set for March trial
- Investigation into former governor Bentley complete
- Ex-Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, accused in sex scandal, opens dermatology firm
- Judge denies dismissal of former ALEA Secretary's lawsuits against Bentley, Mason
- Former Governor Robert Bentley returning to social media
- Trial set in Huntsville capital murder case
- Gov. Kay Ivey set to announce infrastructure plan
- Amendment XXI rent trial is set for today
- Trial date set for Decatur doctor charged with harassment