Judge allows sale of Scrushy yacht

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Allwin Horn ruled today that Richard Scrushy's 92-foot yacht can go up for sale. The boat has been docked in Florida for the past year.

The attorney for  Healthsouth shareholders told the judge there is an interested buyer for the boat, but he would not name the potential buyer or say how much the boat could be sold for.

Attorney John Hale says the boat needs to be sold because the cost to keep the yacht is enormous.

Also in court Thursday, attorneys for HealthSouth asked Judge Horn to order attorney Jim Parkman to turn over financial information in regards to payments from Richard Scrushy. Parkman represented Scrushy in his criminal and civil trial. Judge Horn ruled against the plaintiff's request siding with Parkman saying that payments from Scrushy to Parkman is privileged information.