Why Arkansas Supreme Court upholds class-action status against nursing home

The Arkansas Supreme Court upheld the class action status of a lawsuit filed by 489 nursing home residents who were victims of abuse and neglect. Residents allege that for almost four years the home violated the rights of nursing home residents as it failed to provide adequate care and staffing at the facility. The nursing home appealed class action certification claiming that questions of liability, causation and injury were too individualized and should be addressed separately. The court said the home would benefit from a class action suit because it would be more efficient than 489 separate law suits all regarding the same issues of abuse and neglect.

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