LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments in a case in which a jury ordered a nursing home to pay more than $5 million following the death of a woman who attorneys say didn't receive proper care.
Lawyers are slated to lay out their arguments in front of the state's highest court Thursday in the case stemming from Minnie Valentine's 2005 death.
Valentine had a stroke in 2004 and wound up at a nursing home where attorneys say she suffered "significant injuries." Brenda Williams, who represents Valentine's estate, sued and a jury found in her favor.
Attorneys for the nursing home and another company asked for a new trial, but a lower court rejected their request. Now, they're asking the Supreme Court to grant a new trial.
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