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HealthSouth, the scandal-plagued healthcare services group, said on Wednesday it agreed to pay $100 million to settle claims brought against it by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

HealthSouth, the scandal-plagued healthcare services group, said on Wednesday it agreed to pay $100 million to settle claims brought against it by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The SEC sued HealthSouth in March 2003, accusing the firm of overstating profits. The settlement pact resolves that litigation only, said HealthSouth, which is involved in several other legal proceedings.

British MP George Galloway and his opponent the Daily Telegraph will leave no stone unturned to sort out what could be a spectacular libel case.

One of the authors claiming Dan Brown’s bestseller The Da Vinci Code copied his ideas has admitted he exaggerated his case in an interview with a journalist.