Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Injunction in Nursing Home Injury lawsuit

Timeline of events:

May 4, 2006: Complaint filed alleging a violation of patients' rights under Health and Safety code section 1430 (b)

Nov. 30, 2009: Trial begins

June 14, 2010: Closing arguments begin

June 17, 2010: Closing arguments conclude, jury breaks for deliberation

July 6, 2010: Jury returns verdict of $618 million in statutory damages and over $58 million in restitution

July 7, 2010: Skilled Healthcare stock hits record low as prices more than 75 percent to just $1.52 a share

July 15, 2010: Attorneys opt to forgo punitive damages phase; jury released after nearly seven months of service

July 25, 2010: Parties enter mediation talks

Aug. 6, 2010: Defendants file motion for mistrial on grounds of juror misconduct

Aug. 26, 2010: Court finds no evidence of juror misconduct

Sept. 7, 2010: Parties reach initial settlement agreement

Nov. 30, 2010: Court approves final settlement agreement

Jan. 6, 2011: Deadline for class members to file a claim

Feb. 3, 2011: Injunction goes into effect

'Business as usual': Injunction looming for Humboldt County facilities in lawsuit -