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Operators, workers should be protected from COVID-19 lawsuits, association says

Assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities, and the people who work for them, should be “protected from liability” for treating anyone with COVID-19 during the current pandemic, the Florida Health Care Association said in an April 3 letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis. Also read about the latest in the case of Philip Esformes, stimulus funds for senior living, and COVID-19-related action taken in other states.

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Esformes must forfeit interest in long-term care operating companies, judge rules

Philip Esformes, the Florida assisted living and skilled nursing facility owner found guilty in April of more than 20 charges in a case that the federal government described as “the largest single criminal healthcare fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice,” must forfeit his interest in seven operating companies related to his facilities, a federal court has ruled.

Judge tosses key evidence in $1 billion fraud case against ALF owner

The owner of multiple Miami-area assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, accused in 2016 of orchestrating a $1 billion healthcare fraud scheme, scored a major victory in federal court Friday when a judge threw out key evidence against him and said that Justice Department investigators were trying to “obfuscate the evidentiary record.”

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