California Supreme Court Watch

Jul 07, 2017
#17-202 Jarman v. HCR Manor Care, Inc., S241431. (G051086; 9 Cal.App.5th 807; Riverside County Superior Court; RIC10007764.)

#17-202 Jarman v. HCR Manor Care, Inc., S241431. (G051086; 9 Cal.App.5th 807; Riverside County Superior Court; RIC10007764.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Does Health and Safety Code section 1430, subdivision (b), authorize a maximum award of $500 per “cause of action” in a lawsuit against a skilled nursing facility for violation of specified rights or only $500 per lawsuit? (2) Does section 1430, subdivision (b), authorize an award of punitive damages in such an action?

Review granted: 06/28/2017

See the California Court of Appeal opinion.