Pa. Supreme Court fixes ridiculously overbroad holding of puffery

Commonwealth v. Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC, — A.3d —-, 2018 WL 4570102, No. 16 MAP 2017 (Pa. Sept. 25, 2018) The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reinstated a bunch of claims against a bunch of nursing homes under the state Unfair Trade Protection and Consumer Protection Law, though not unjust enrichment claims. In essence, the nursing homes allegedly made materially misleading statements about the nature and quality of the care provided to their nursing home residents. They allegedly knowingly failed to provide the level of care they advertised, as they purposefully understaffed the facilities so as to maximize their profits. Chain-wide misrepresentations included brochures, videos, websites, and video advertisements, with claims such as: “Snacks and beverages of various types and consistencies are available at any time from your nurse or nursing assistant.”“We have licensed nurses and nursing assistants available to provide nursing care and help with…

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