Attorneys for Richard Scrushy, the fired chief executive officer of HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala., will continue to push for changes to the makeup of the company's board, a Scrushy spokesman said. HealthSouth said the Securities and Exchange Commission denied Scrushy's request for expanding the board and the company doesn't have to take any action in response. Scrushy's spokesman said the SEC misunderstood the request. The spokesman said Scrushy's lawyers have made clarifications but haven't heard back from the SEC. Scrushy resigned from HealthSouth's board last week but remains a significant shareholder. Scrushy previously said he intended to nominate at least one candidate for the board, but HealthSouth said he missed the deadline for the Dec. 29 elections. -- by Joseph Mantone
Scrushy to press on for HealthSouth board changes
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