BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –
(AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled
against former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy's challenge to a
$445 million settlement in 2006 between the health rehabilitation
company and some of its investors.
A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on
Wednesday denied Scrushy's claim that the settlement should have
left open the possibility of HealthSouth paying his legal bills or
reimbusing him for anything he is ordered to pay investors.
The case was among several stemming from a huge accounting fraud
Scrushy's attorney, David Russell, said a decision has not been
made on whether to appeal the decision to the full 11th Circuit or
to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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