Published: Dec 30, 2010 11:08 PM EST
Updated: Dec 30, 2010 8:09 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A circuit court judge has ruled in favor of the Florida Legislature in a lawsuit over who has the authority to set tuition for Florida's 11 public universities.

 Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis ruled Thursday against former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, who sued to establish the Board of Governors as the responsible body for setting tuition.

Graham's attorney, Robin Gibson, said he's disappointed with the decision and will appeal it to the 1st District Court of Appeal. The case is expected to wind its way to the Florida Supreme Court.

The plaintiffs also included former U.S. Rep. Lou Frey and former Florida State University President Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte, who also argued the board has sole authority over tuition.

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