Skilled Healthcare Hit With $671M Verdict

Law360, New York (July 7, 2010, 3:21 PM EDT) -- A California jury has handed down a $671 million verdict against nursing home operator Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. in a class action accusing the company of failing to provide adequate care in its facilities and misrepresenting the services it would provide.

The jury, in the Superior Court of California, Humboldt County, awarded $613 million in statutory damages and $58 million in restitutionary damages following the first phase of a trial, Skilled Healthcare said Wednesday. It is still deliberating on punitive damages, the company said.

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