HealthSouth Corp., the Alabama-based hospital chain, last week pocketed a
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This is one case where I'm glad that Uncle Sam got use of the improperly paid tax money for at least a little while.
More on the overpayment refund can be found in this New York Times story.
HealthSouth wasn't so lucky, though, back in August, when it tried to collect on excess property tax payments.
In that instance, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the Birmingham-based company wasn't entitled to a $900,000 property tax refund for fraud-inflated levies paid in 2001 and 2002.
More on the property tax smackdown can be found in this Birmingham News article.