Judge refuses to listen to Scrushy motions until deposition

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A Jefferson County Civil Judge says he will no longer listen to motions filed by Richard Scrushy until he comes forward with information on his financial status. That information is needed to satisfy the 2.8-billion dollar judgement Scrushy owes to Health South shareholders.

On Wednesday, Federal Judge Karon Bowdre granted plaintiff's access to federal government records that identified all of Scrushy's assets in 2003.

"It's significant to us," said lead plaintiff's attorney John Haley.  "We absolutely needed that information.  If Richard Scrushy is not going to voluntarily give it to us, then we have to get it from other sources.  And the federal government is a pretty good source."

Scrushy will return to Birmingham on Wednesday, October 14th to give a deposition regarding the whereabouts of his assets.  That testimony will take place at the federal courthouse in Birmingham and could go until the following Monday.

Sometime later this fall, Scrushy's wife, Leslie will stand trial.  Attorneys filed suit against her and several trusts Scrushy set up for his children, saying gifts and monies they received were fraudulent.