West Virginia

$90 million verdict against HCR ManorCare will stand, judge rules

$90 million verdict against HCR ManorCare will stand, judge rules

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HCR ManorCare was appropriately penalized $90 million in a case involving resident neglect and understaffing, a judge in West Virginia ruled last week. Lawyers for the nursing home company said they would appeal to the state's supreme court.

High court puts arbitration agreements back into play

High court puts arbitration agreements back into play

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If the U.S. Supreme Court thought it had the final word on the validity of certain nursing home admissions arbitration agreements in 2012, well, it was wrong.

New U.S. News ratings show nursing homes a 'Maine' attraction

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Among states with high percentages of seniors, Maine did the best, with 30% of its homes earning a five-star rating.

Nursing home clown robber pleads guilty to armed robbery

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The West Virginia woman who robbed a nursing home at gunpoint back in May while dressed as a clown pleaded guilty this week.

Alleged gun-toting clown indicted

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The latest act in an ongoing circus around a gun-toting clown who robbed a nursing home played out in federal court Tuesday.

The industry's weakness for gun-toting clowns has been duly noted

The industry's weakness for gun-toting clowns has been duly noted

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A wise editor once told me successful magazines need to target two basic human emotions: fear and greed. Over the years, that advice has proven remarkably resilient.

West Virginia courts incorrectly applied federal law in nursing home arbitration cases, U.S. Supreme Court rules

The West Virginia Supreme Court must re-examine a major ruling that make nursing home arbitration agreements invalid, according to a U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday.