NJ Supreme Court Won't Revive Nursing Home Class Action

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey nursing home contract and collection efforts targeting a resident's daughter didn't breach state nursing home or consumer fraud laws because they didn't assert that she had to pay her mother's bills with her own money, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

While the unanimous high court upheld the toss of Frances O'Neill's putative class action claiming that Manahawkin Convalescent Center wrongfully held her responsible for her mother's debt, Justice Anne Patterson in her opinion warned such facilities that the state Nursing Home Act's...
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