APPEAL COURT AFFIRMS JUDGMENT FOR PLAINTIFF IN ELDER ABUSE CASE!
APPEAL COURT AFFIRMS JUDGMENT FOR PLAINTIFF IN ELDER ABUSE CASE!
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APPEAL COURT AFFIRMS JUDGMENT FOR PLAINTIFF IN ELDER ABUSE CASE!

| May 12, 2020 | Firm News

Plaintiff and respondent Melanie Arace, as personal representative and successor in interest for Grace R. Miller (Miller) and trustee of the Grace R. Miller Trust dated May 8, 2002, initiated this action for elder abuse against Medico Investments, LLC (Medico), a residential care facility, and others.

Plaintiff alleged that Medico, or its employee  Elizabeth Colon (Colon), engaged in multiple acts of elder abuse of Miller. The jury found in favor of plaintiff, who was awarded damages, attorney fees, and costs. On appeal, Medico contends (1) the trial court erred in denying its motion to continue the trial based on the unavailability of a material witness; (2) the trial court erred in awarding attorney fees and costs; and (3) plaintiff was not entitled to economic damages under her claim for elder abuse (neglect) since the jury declined to award noneconomic damages.

The California Court of Appeal affirmed.

See Arace, etc. v.  Medico Investments, LLC.

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