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RALEIGH, N.C. — A firm that trains North Carolina bail bondsmen is suing to try to block a new law from taking effect in October that could put the firm out of business.

The company behind the North Carolina Bail Academy sued late last week in Wake County court. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the academy competed with the North Carolina Bail Agents Association to provide required training and continuing education.

The Legislature approved and Gov. Beverly Perdue signed a law in July saying only the association provides the training.

Company partner Lynette Thompson alleges some lawmakers and Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin worked to scuttle her operation.

Goodwin regulates bail bondsmen and said Tuesday some claims in the lawsuit are false and irrelevant. One key legislator has denied any wrongdoing.

Credit: The Associated Press.