Judge orders ex-HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to pay shareholders $2.8 billion in fraud case

Judge orders Scrushy to pay shareholders $2.8B

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama judge has ordered former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to pay about $2.8 billion to shareholders due to accounting fraud at the rehabilitation chain.

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Officials with Alabama-based Drummond coal co. deny allegations concerning deaths in Colombia

Drummond officials deny allegations in lawsuit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Officials with an Alabama-based coal company have denied claims in a lawsuit that it funded a paramilitary group allegedly responsible for dozens of killings in Colombia.

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Corporate expert says ex-CEO Scrushy left HealthSouth in a mess after FBI raid uncovered fraud

Testimony: Scrushy left HealthSouth in a mess

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A corporate restructuring expert says fired CEO Richard Scrushy left HealthSouth Corp. in a mess after investigators uncovered a massive fraud at the Birmingham-based rehabilitation company.

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Trial opens in lawsuit by investors over HealthSouth fraud, seeking $2.6B from founder Scrushy

HealthSouth civil lawsuit seeks $2.6B from Scrushy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Shareholders want HealthSouth Corp.’s founder Richard Scrushy to pay $2.6 billion for his alleged role in a huge fraud that nearly ruined the rehabilitation company, attorneys told a judge Monday.

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Southern storms hit Alabama for 2nd day; possible tornado traps family in mobile home

Storms hit Ala. for 2nd day; tornado traps family

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Torrential rains and flooding left one person dead Thursday in central Alabama, and lawmakers had to evacuate the statehouse after the basement filled with four feet of water and collapsed a wall.

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Prison guards buck bosses, back inmates at Alabama’s toughest lockup in lawsuit over crowding

Alabama prison guards side with inmates in lawsuit

BESSEMER, Ala. — Inmates and officers agree on this much about Alabama’s toughest prison, where old plastic jugs catch drips from death row’s leaky roof: It’s barely fit to live in or work in.

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Judge: No power to order Alabama school officials to let kids stay home due to swine flu scare

Ala. judge: No court power to let kids miss school

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A mother and father wanted a judge to force school officials to let their two sons do their school work from home because of the swine flu scare, but the judge said no.

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Ala. judge refuses to order officials to let students miss school because of swine flu scare

Judge: Can’t order board to let kids miss school

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A mother and father in Alabama want a judge to force school officials to let their sons do their school work from home because of the swine flu scare, but the judge said no.

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Judge gives death sentence to coastal Alabama man who tossed 4 kids from bridge

Death for Ala. man who tossed 4 kids from bridge

MOBILE, Ala. — A judge on Thursday ordered a death sentence for a coastal Alabama man who was convicted of murdering four young children by tossing them from a bridge to “torture” his wife.

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Lawsuit filed by prof claims university president in Alabama plagiarized doctoral dissertation

Ala. college president accused of plagiarism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The president of Jacksonville State University, whose use of a ghostwriter for newspaper columns caused a stir two years ago, now has been accused of plagiarizing his doctoral dissertation at the University of Alabama.

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