April 15, 2017

Sacramento jury awards $7.5 million in punitive damages against group home

The Sacramento Bee is reporting that a jury in Sacramento has awarded $7.5 million in punitive damages and $4.5 million in compensatory damages against EMQ Families First, a group home for emotionally troubled youth.  The plaintiffs alleged that their adopted son, who was a resident at the facility, left the facility without supervision and was sexually assaulted by another minor.