California Elder Abuse: Liability Against a Corporate Defendant

California Elder Abuse: Liability Against a Corporate Defendant

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In addition to marshaling “clear and convincing” evidence of recklessness, malice, oppression, or fraud to obtain enhanced remedies under the elder abuse act, if suing a corporation (like a nursing home chain), one must also show either (1) direct conduct by the managing agents of the corporation (like the president, CEO, nursing home administrator or […]

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California Elder Abuse: What is the difference between an Elder Law attorney and an Elder Abuse attorney?

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May is National Elder Law Month, according to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. Attorneys who specialize in providing legal services to seniors are organizing around the country to put on educational seminars, provide pro bono services, and to raise awareness in communities regarding services available to seniors and people with disabilities. Elder […]

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California Elder Abuse Law: Proving Recklessness, Malice, Oppression, or Fraud

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I previously blogged about the differences between a medical malpractice claim and elder abuse / neglect claim. Elder Abuse is a growing field of law and many plaintiff attorneys are motivated to take these kinds of cases based on the allure of the heightened remedies described therein (attorneys fees, and potentially punitive damages). However, elder […]

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