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Welcome to the Lamb, et. al. v. GGNSC Arkadelphia, LLC, et. al. Settlement Website

This website has been established to provide Class Members with information regarding a proposed class action against Golden Living Nursing Homes in Arkansas.  

If you or a family member was a resident at a GOLDEN LIVING Nursing Facility in ARKADELPHIA, CAMDEN, CROSSETT, EL DORADO, HARRISON, HEBER SPRINGS, HILLTOP, HOT SPRINGS, MCGEHEE, MONTICELLO, NORTH LITTLE ROCK, OR ROGERS (“Golden Living Nursing Homes”) at any time from December 2006 through July 1, 2009 (“Class Period”), you may be eligible for a cash payment from a class action settlement.

Settlement Update: Posted September 25, 2017
On September 15, 2017, the Court conducted a public Final Approval hearing in the Circuit Court of Ouachita County, Arkansas, 145 Jefferson Street SW, Camden, Arkansas 71701 and Finally Approved the proposed Settlement. They also determined the amount of fees and expenses to be awarded to the attorneys for plaintiffs and the class and payment to the class representatives.

Case Summary

Plaintiffs allege that Golden Living chronically understaffed its Arkansas nursing homes in violation of the Residents’ statutory and contractual rights. Specifically, Plaintiffs allege that the chronic understaffing of the Golden Living Nursing Homes violated the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the Residents’ Rights Act and breached the admission agreement between the Residents and the nursing homes. Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ allegations.

Based on the information available to both sides, and the risks involved in a trial, both sides have concluded that the proposed Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate, and that it serves the best interests of all parties involved.

Settlement Class Member Definition

The Settlement Class consists of all Residents or Estates of Residents who resided at any of the above Golden Living Nursing Homes in Arkansas at any time from December 2006 through July 1, 2009. If you are a family member of a Resident who is deceased, please review the Commonly Asked Questions or Notice, as you may be entitled to the benefits of this settlement as a beneficiary of the Resident’s estate.

Your Rights and Options

If you or a family member were a Resident at a Golden Living Nursing Home in Arkansas during the Class Period, you will have the following options:

• File a Status and Benefit Form;
• Do nothing, thereby foregoing the possibility of receiving any money or relief pursuant to the Settlement;
• Stay in the Settlement Class and file a timely Objection if you disagree with any part of the Settlement, including the request for attorneys’ fees or expenses or the class representative payments; or
• Exclude yourself from the Settlement Class, which means you will not participate in any of the financial benefits from the Settlement, will not be bound by the releases made or judgment entered in connection with the Settlement, and will not be permitted to object to any part of the Settlement.

The Commonly Asked Questions explain the consequences of pursuing each option. To review the Commonly Asked Questions, click here.

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This site is not operated by the Court, Class Counsel, Defendant’s Counsel, or Defendant. This class action Settlement is supervised by the Court and is administered by a consulting firm that handles all aspects of Settlement administration. Please do not contact the Court or Attorneys for Golden Living, or any Golden Living representative for information.

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