By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter
A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge, on Wednesday, tossed out most of a lawsuit brought by Alabama Auditor Jim Zeigler over the troubled STAARS computer system, but left intact, the suit’s primary allegation.
Judge James Anderson dismissed six allegations in all, including one that could have made the case a class-action lawsuit with every citizen of Alabama a possible plaintiff.
However, Anderson let stand Zeigler’s primary complaint – that former Gov. Robert Bentley and other State officials willfully violated the State’s competitive bid laws in order to award the $47 million contract.