Jury hits Auburn nursing home with $28 million in punitive damages

A Sacramento Superior Court jury has leveled $28 million in
punitive damages against a Rocklin-based nursing home corporation in the
death of a Northern
California
woman in 2005.

The jury on Wednesday found Colonial Healthcare of Auburn and its parent company, Horizon
West
of Rocklin, guilty of elder abuse in the death of Frances Tanner, 79, a Stockton native and lifelong
civil servant. They heard testimony about the corporation’s finances
today before deciding punitive damages.

 

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