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Nursing Homes Try to Block Covid Cases’ Return to State Courts

Oct. 27, 2021, 4:28 PM

The Ninth Circuit should decline to become the second federal appeals court to hold that Covid-related wrongful death claims against nursing homes must be tried in state, not federal, court, a California-based facility said.

Glenhaven Healthcare LLC, where Jackie Saldana’s loved one contracted Covid-19 and died in the early days of the pandemic, filed a supplemental letter brief explaining to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that its case is different from one recently decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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