Hon. John M. True, III

Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court, Retired

Elder Abuse

Area of Expertise: Elder Abuse (PDF format)

  • Handled dispute in which relatives of a disabled and incompetent person alleged that a skilled nursing facility had discharged the patient improperly, resulting in a long period in which he was homeless in the streets of various East Bay communities. The case presented somewhat complex issues of corporate liability for the alleged treatment as well as difficult issues of damages for the patient who was generally unaware of his surroundings. After jury was instructed, case settled.