More than two years after HealthSouth Corp. dismissed chief executive Richard Scrushy in the wake of an accounting scandal, Scrushy will finally step down as a director of the company he founded.

Scrushy said that he plans to give up his seat before the company's end-of-year shareholder meeting, where HealthSouth insiders had planned to announce a list of new directors that didn't include Scrushy. Scrushy has maintained that his firing was improper and is still seeking the company's assistance with his legal bills, a claim that HealthSouth says is in the neighborhood of $25 million.

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