Calif. High Court Won't Review Nursing Home Staffing Suit

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 5:10 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a petition by nursing home owner Covenant Holdco LLC to review an appellate court’s decision reinstating a suit brought by patients and residents accusing the company of inadequate staffing standards at its skilled-nursing facilities.

The high court’s decision not to take up the case allows for the First Appellate District’s Aug. 15 reversal of a lower court’s dismissal of the suit to stand. In that decision, a three-judge panel said the patients and residents can, under state law, sue...
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