SCOTUS Accepts Indiana Nursing Home Case

By: Laura Binford & Jaclyn Flint  – RBE Attorneys

RBE successfully obtained a dismissal of claims under the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act against RBE clients, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County and American Senior Communities, from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in 2020 by arguing that the FNHRA does not create private rights of action for individuals. Following a decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversing the dismissal, the U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to take up this case to determine whether the FNHRA creates private rights of action for individuals to bring against government-funded nursing homes. RBE is excited to be a part of this ongoing process to create law at the highest levels on behalf of our clients.

Laura K. Binford

Laura K. Binford


Author Laura Binford

Laura K. Binford concentrates her practice in medical malpractice defense. She represents hospitals, long term care facilities, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, clinics, and other healthcare providers in the defense of medical negligence claims.

Jaclyn M. Flint

Jaclyn M. Flint


Author Jaclyn M. Flint

Jaclyn represents and advises clients in a wide variety of business and litigation matters, including matters related to commercial litigation, sports, media, intellectual property, contractual disputes, technology licensing, and corporate formation.

Jaclyn graduated summa cum laude and earned an Intellectual Property Law Graduate Certificate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2015. While attending law school, Jaclyn also served as an Executive Articles Editor of the Indiana Law Review and as an intellectual property research assistant to Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen.

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Posted on May 5, 2022, by Laura K. Binford and Jaclyn M. Flint