Kindred Whistleblower Claims Revived By Calif. Appeals Court

Law360, Los Angeles (March 17, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court Friday revived a nurse's retaliation and wrongful termination claims against Kindred Healthcare Operating Inc.'s Westminster, Calif.-based hospital, finding the plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to support her allegation that the hospital fired her for reporting a co-worker's alleged drug use.

A three-judge panel for the Fourth Appellate District reversed in part and affirmed in part Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek W. Hunt's ruling dismissing Meschelle Courey's suit. The panel upheld Judge Hunt's dismissal of Courey's breach of contract claim, and all claims...
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