Skilled Healthcare Group Class Action Yields Largest Verdict of 2010

American Lawyer notes that “On Tuesday, a California state court jury awarded $671 million in damages to a class of plaintiffs who alleged that Skilled Healthcare Group had inadequately staffed its nursing homes. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, this is the largest verdict of 2010.” Class counsel W. Timothy Needham of Janssen, Malloy, Needham, Morrison, Reinholtsen, Crowley & Griego said that “plaintiffs lawyers…first began to consider a class action against Skilled Healthcare after suing the company and its facilities in individual wrongful death cases and learning of widespread violations.”


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