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Nursing home where eight died claims requests for help were ignored

Nursing home where eight died claims requests for help were ignored

The Hollywood nursing home where eight died in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma claimed Friday that Gov. Scott and several state agencies didn’t respond to pleas for help and that Florida Power & Light failed to show up four times to fix the electricity. FPL refused to confirm or deny the nursing home’s claims. But Gov. Rick Scott’s office released a statement late Friday afternoon disputing the nursing home’s account, saying “at no time did the facility report that conditions had …
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Looking Forward/Raising the Bar

Raul Pinzon has experience in personal injury law, workers’ compensation and immigration cases, particularly for clients from the Latino community. (Photo: CONTRIBUTED BY REICH & MANCINI) To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Reich & Mancini, P.A., a law firm dedicated to the practice of injury and immigration law, welcomes attorney Raul Pinzon to its team. Pinzon holds a Juris Doctorate from Florida International University in M…
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Michigan board may declare LGBT discrimination unlawful

A long-stalled movement to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT people may gain traction — not in the Legislature but with a Michigan board that is being asked to declare that such discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations is already unlawful under state law. The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will meet Monday to consider the request after two months of receiving public feedback, including roughly 300 comments. The interpretive statement, if issued, would say t…
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Judge: Sessions can’t deny grant money for sanctuary cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions can’t follow through — at least for now — with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to impose new tough immigration policies, a judge ruled Friday in a legal defeat for the Trump administration. In what is at least a temporary victory for cities that have defied Sessions, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber ruled that the Justice Department could not impose the requirements. He said …
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Hurricane Irma: Legal action in nursing home deaths

The Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills went on the offensive as at least two families of seniors who died took legal action Friday to preserve all evidence, including video surveillance, in preparation for suing. We’ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has not been changed. We have sent you a verification email. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your profile. If you do not receive the verification mes…
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