The Securities and Exchange Commission has been asked to show by July 7 why its lawsuit against Richard Scrushy, founder and former chief executive officer of HealthSouth Corp., shouldn't be dismissed, according to a filing made in U.S. District Court, Birmingham. Inge Johnson, the presiding judge in the case, issued the motion Tuesday after a jury in the same court acquitted Scrushy on 36 charges related to the Birmingham, Ala.-based rehabilitation company's $2.6 billion accounting fraud scandal. -- by Joseph Mantone
SEC must persuade judge to hear Scrushy civil suit
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