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Ex-Michigan assistant AG sues Mike Cox, others

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Former Michigan assistant AG Andrew Shirvell Former Michigan assistant AG Andrew Shirvell

DETROIT (AP) -- A former lawyer for the state of Michigan who was fired after expressing hostility toward a gay University of Michigan student government president has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the state's current attorney general and his predecessor.

Andrew Shirvell's federal suit was filed Thursday. It names as defendants Mike Cox, the previous attorney general who fired him in 2010, as well as current Attorney General Bill Schuette and four others.

Shirvell is seeking a monetary award as well as his job back.

Messages seeking comment were left Friday with Cox and a spokeswoman for Schuette.

A jury in 2012 awarded Chris Armstrong $4.5 million in his lawsuit against Shirvell, a former assistant attorney general accused of harassing Armstrong and claiming he had a "radical homosexual agenda."

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