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HealthSouth Gets New General Counsel

Law360 (July 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- HealthSouth Corporation has tapped a partner at a Birmingham, Ala.-based law firm, as the company looks to leave behind the massive accounting scandal that nearly bankrupted it.

John P. Whittington, currently a partner with Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP, will take over as interim general counsel and corporate secretary. HealthSouth has touted his hiring as an investment in the company’s long-term viability, despite his interim status.

"We are pleased to bring someone with John's experience to the company in an interim role," said HealthSouth President...
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