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17 Jul 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Monday denied [opinion, PDF] a new trial for former chief executive officer of HealthSouth [corporate website] Richard Scrushy [personal website]. The decision upheld Scrushy's 2006 conviction of exchanging $500,000 with former Alabama governor Don Siegelman [personal profile; … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] 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 before the search warrant could be executed. … [read more]


Legal News
11 May 2011
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Tuesday reversed two bribery charges [opinion, PDF] against former Alabama governor Don Siegelman [personal profile; JURIST news archive] and former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] and remanded the case for re-sentencing. The court … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jun 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday summarily affirmed [order list, PDF] a lower court's ruling [JURIST report] in Republican National Committee v. Federal Elections Commission [materials], upholding a ban on the use of "soft money" in elections. The Federal Election Campaign Act [text] prohibits … [read more]


Legal News
17 Feb 2010
by Haley Wojdowski

[JURIST] A judge from the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama [official website] 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 accounting fraud. Judge Karon Bowdre sentenced [NBC report] Livesay for … [read more]


Legal News
17 Nov 2009
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] for the third time vacated [opinion, PDF] 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 lower court with a demand that … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jun 2009
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Former HealthSouth [corporate website] 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 [official website] and ordered to pay $2.88 billion. The plaintiffs claimed that Scrushy encouraged others … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jun 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Wednesday rejected challenges [opinion, PDF] to a securities fraud class action suit brought by former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [defense website; JURIST news archive], affirming a $445 million settlement against the HealthSouth corporation. Scrushy, who … [read more]


Legal News
17 May 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Friday denied the petition of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman (D) [official profile; JURIST news archive] and former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] for an en banc rehearing of their convictions on charges … [read more]


Legal News
12 May 2009
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Alabama's Jefferson County Circuit Court [official website] on Monday began hearing a $2.6 billion derivative lawsuit brought by HealthSouth [corporate website] shareholders against company founder and former CEO Richard Scrushy [defense website; JURIST news archive] for his alleged role in an accounting fraud scheme at the company. The shareholders … [read more]


Legal News
7 Mar 2009
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] A three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] the 2006 convictions [DOJ press release; JURIST report] of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman (D) [official profile; JURIST news archive] and former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jul 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Former White House advisor Karl Rove [official profile] Wednesday refused to testify before a scheduled Thursday hearing of the US House Judiciary Committee [official website; hearing materials] in defiance of a subpoena. In May, the committee subpoenaed [CNN report] Rove to testify concerning any involvement in the prosecution of … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2008
by Nick Fiske

[JURIST] The US House Judiciary Committee Thursday called [press release] upon former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove [official profile] to testify concerning any involvement in the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman [official profile; JURIST news archive] on federal corruption charges in 2005. In a letter … [read more]


Legal News
29 Mar 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman (D) [official profile; JURIST news archive] was released from federal prison Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that he was not a flight risk while his appeal of his fraud and bribery conviction is pending. The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jul 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] A bipartisan group of 44 former US state attorneys general have asked the US House and Senate Judiciary Committees to investigate whether the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman (D) [official profile; JURIST news archive], was politically motivated, according to Monday reports. Last month, Alabama attorney Jill Simpson, … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jun 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman (D) [official profile; JURIST news archive] was sentenced to over seven years in prison for bribery and obstruction of justice Thursday. Siegelman and former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] were convicted [DOJ press release] in June 2006 on federal bribery … [read more]


Legal News
24 Apr 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission has settled accounting fraud charges [press release] against HealthSouth [corporate website] founder and former CEO Richard Scrushy [defense website; JURIST news archive] under an agreement announced Monday "that permanently bars Scrushy from serving as an officer or director of a public company, permanently … [read more]


Legal News
2 Oct 2006
by Melissa Bancroft

[JURIST] A federal judge Monday denied motions by former Alabama governor Don Siegelman [official profile] and former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] to overturn their corruption convictions. US District Judge Mark Fuller [official profile] ruled there was "substantial evidence" to back jury verdicts against them.In June … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jun 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman [official profile; campaign website] and former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] on Thursday were convicted [DOJ press release] of federal bribery and fraud charges [JURIST report]. Siegelman was convicted on 10 counts, including bribery, conspiracy, and mail fraud. Scrushy was … [read more]


Legal News
2 May 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] The trial for former Alabama Governor Donald Siegelman [campaign website; official profile] and former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] begins Tuesday as the pair face federal bribery and racketeering charges [JURIST report]. Siegelman is accused of accepting bribes from contractors to award state work, and … [read more]

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