Jury Fines Nursing Home Chain $619 Million for Safety Violations

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This week, The Eureka Times-Standard reported, that a jury in California returned a verdict against Skilled Healthcare, a nursing home chain in Humboldt County Superior Court on Tuesday, "opting to impose the maximum amount of damages totaling nearly $619 million for health code violations." Along with "the statutory damages, the jury awarded an additional $58 million for a violation of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, bringing the total damages to nearly $677 million."

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