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Federal appeals court denies new trial for ex-HealthSouth CEO
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Monday denied a new trial for former chief executive officer of HealthSouth Richard Scrushy . The decision upheld Scrushy's 2006 conviction of exchanging $500,000 with former Alabama governor Do (More)
Supreme Court to hear case on detention incident to search warrant
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Bailey v. United States [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether police officers may lawfully detain individuals incident to a search warrant when those individuals have left the premises (More)
Eleventh Circuit strikes bribery charges against ex-governor, ex-HealthSouth CEO
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday reversed two bribery charges against former Alabama governor Don Siegelman [personal profile; JURIST news archive] and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy and remanded the case for r (More)
Supreme Court upholds 'soft money' ban
The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday summarily affirmed a lower court's ruling in Republican National Committee v. Federal Elections Commission , upholding a ban on the use of "soft money" in elections. The Feder (More)
Former HealthSouth executive sentenced to 5 months in prison
A judge from the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama sentenced former HealthSouth [corporate website; JURIST news archive] executive Ken Livesay to five months in prison on Tuesday for his involvement in the company's account (More)
Eleventh Circuit rules ex-HealthSouth executive's sentence too lenient
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for the third time vacated a trial court's sentence of former HealthSouth [corporate website; JURIST news archive] executive Ken Livesay for being too lenient Monday, remanding the case to the l (More)
Former HealthSouth CEO found liable for $2.88 billion
Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy [defense website; JURIST news archive] was found liable [opinion; order, PDF] to the company's shareholders for fraud Thursday by Judge Allwin Horn of Alabama's 10th Judicial District and ordered to p (More)
Eleventh Circuit rejects HealthSouth settlement challenge
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday rejected challenges to a securities fraud class action suit brought by former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy [defense website; JURIST news archive], affirming a $445 million settlemen (More)
Eleventh Circuit denies Alabama ex-governor request for en banc review
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Friday denied the petition of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman (D) [official profile; JURIST news archive] and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy for an en banc rehearing of their convi (More)
Alabama court begins hearing shareholder lawsuit against ex-HealthSouth CEO
Alabama's Jefferson County Circuit Court on Monday began hearing a $2.6 billion derivative lawsuit brought by HealthSouth shareholders against company founder and former CEO Richard Scrushy [defense website; JURIST news archive] for his allege (More)