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A new salvo in the lengthy legal battle between the National Baptist Convention and American Baptist College over who sits on the board of trustees has been filed in Davidson County. 

Last November, Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled that both parties have a say in who is chosen for that board, seemingly ending the two-year battle between the college and one of its founding denominations. 

But on Thursday, the college filed a motion asking the court to hold the NBC in contempt, alleging they did not act in good faith in the latest negotiations over the board’s members. 

“NBC violated the Order by disapproving reappointment of existing Trustees without the

required ‘good faith,'” the new filing from