ASU files suit over state audit


Alabama State University has filed a lawsuit against a company that prepared a preliminary audit report that criticized the university's finances.The lawsuit accuses Forensic Strategic Solutions of issuing a "false and misleading" report that the lawsuit says was intended to interfere with ASU's economic relationships with alumni, students and supporters.Governor Robert Bentley hired the Birmingham-based company for $650,000 to perform the audit after former ASU President Joseph Silver questioned some contracts. {}Bentley has said he plans to have every contract looked at.FSS did not have an immediate response to the suit.The suit seeks unspecified damages.