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A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court’s ruling that dismissed a complaint by former Alabama One Credit Union President/CEO John Dee Carruth who claimed the state’s ex-governor and his lawyer conspired with others to place the cooperative into conservatorship and led to the former executive’s dismissal.

“Carruth has pled no facts plausibly establishing that the Governor and Byrne made the decisions causing Carruth harm,” the U.S Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta ruled last week. “What’s more, even if we could assume away the basic causation problem permeating the entire complaint, Carruth has also failed to plausibly allege that Bentley and Byrne violated his clearly established Constitutional rights. From the face of the complaint, it is clear that he cannot defeat their entitlement for qualified immunity. The district court did not err in dismissing the federal claims.”

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