8th Circuit: Nursing Home’s Third-Party Lessee Is Not Liable For Unpaid Insurance
Mealey's (August 14, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — The lessee of a struggling nursing home was responsible for the patients’ care but not delinquent medical insurance premiums for the staff, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 12, reversing a district court’s ruling that the lessee was responsible for the insurance payments under the theory of successor liability (Kevin Nutt, et al. v. Stafford Kees, et al., No. 14-3364, 8th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 14134).
(Opinion available. Document #54-150909-005Z.)
Kevin and Lisa Nutt were employed by Osceola Healthcare...