Bonita Regina et al. v. Hycare, Inc. et al.

Welcome to the Regina v. Hycare Settlement Website

If you or a loved one resided at any of the skilled nursing facilities listed below at any time between September 12, 2008 and November 1, 2015, you may be entitled to money from a Class Action Settlement:

  • Kyakameena Care Center, also known as Kyakameena Sanitorium
  • Elmwood Care Center
  • Red Bluff Health Care Center
  • San Leandro Health Care Center
  • Willow Pass Health Care Center
  • Jones Convalescent Hospital

 Plaintiff alleges that Hycare, Inc., the licensees of the Facilities listed above, and others failed to meet California’s nurse staffing requirements during the Settlement Class Period. Defendants deny these allegations. After multiple mediation sessions the parties agreed to settle the Lawsuit. The Court has preliminarily approved the settlement.

The Settlement Class includes Resident Class Members, which are all persons who resided in one or more of the California Facilities listed below at any time between September 12, 2008 and November 1, 2015 (the “Settlement Class Period”), and Successor Class Members, who are the legal beneficiaries or successors of a deceased Resident Class Member.

Resident Class Members include Current Residents (meaning persons who resided in a Facility on November 1, 2015) and Former Residents.

What Are Your Options?

Receive a Cash Payment If you are a Settlement Class Member who resided in a Facility as of November 1, 2015, you will receive a Cash Payment directly without the need to submit a claim form.
If you are a Settlement Class Member and Former Resident or Successor Class Member, you must complete and mail a claim form postmarked on or before May 20, 2016. Claim forms are available in the Documents tab above.
If you remain a Settlement Class Member, regardless of whether you file a claim, you will be legally bound by all orders and judgment of the Court, and you will not be able to sue, or continue to sue the Defendants for the claims released.
For more information on the release, please see the full Notice available in the Case Documents tab above.
Exclude yourself If you do not want to remain a Settlement Class Member, you may exclude yourself from the Lawsuit by following the instructions found in the Frequently Asked Questions or call 1-877-255-2662. If you exclude yourself, you will not receive any settlement payment but you will retain your right to sue the Defendants for any claims you may have and will not be bound by any Court orders or judgments. Your exclusion request must be postmarked by March 21, 2016 to be valid.
File an Objection If you are a Settlement Class Member, you can object to the settlement if you do not like any part of it. You may also ask to speak at the Final Approval Hearing. Please see the full notice for detailed instructions on how to file an objection. Your objection must be postmarked no later than March 21, 2016.

 

Important Dates

 Claim Filing Deadline         May 20, 2016
 Opt-Out Deadline  March 21, 2016
 Objection Deadline  March 21, 2016   
 Fairness Hearing  April 19, 2016