California Nursing Home Class Action Settles For $62.8 Million

EUREKA, Calif. - (Mealey's) A class action involving violations of nursing home staffing regulations at Skilled Healthcare Group nursing facilities in California settled for $62.8 million Sept. 8. The parties came to an agreement after a jury in the Humboldt County Superior Court awarded the class...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Arbitration Enforcement Trend Continues At Supreme Court

By the Consumer Financial Services Group For the fourth time in less than a year, the U.S. Supreme Court has championed the "emphatic federal policy in favor of arbitral dispute resolution" and vacated a state appellate court's decision on the grounds that it contravened the Federal...

Billion Dollar Verdict Against Nursing Home Continues Law Firm’s Impressive Win Streak

In yet another case against former nursing home giant Trans Healthcare, Inc., Tampa law firm Wilkes & McHugh has obtained its fourth multi-million verdict, this one actually reaching $1.1 billion, including punitive damages, in Polk County Circuit Court. 2013 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 7568 . Wilkes &...