Court Revives Case Against Holyoke Soldiers' Home Leaders
A criminal trial can proceed against two former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home officials accused of negligence that led to the deaths of elderly veteran residents early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Thursday. In a 5-2 decision that reversed a lower court’s dismissal of grand jury indictments, the Supreme Judicial Court said prosecutors should have a chance to try their...
Holyoke Soldiers' Home Employees Allege ‘Criminally Catastrophic Decisions' in COVID Outbreak
Workers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, where dozens of veterans died and many more were sickened at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Top Mass. Court Hears Arguments Over Holyoke Soldiers' Home Leaders Charges
Massachusetts’ top court heard arguments Wednesday in the attorney general’s office appeal of a ruling dismissing indictments against the top two former leaders at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. More than 70 people died in the COVID-19 outbreak in the home for veterans at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, one of the deadliest such outbreaks at a U.S. long-term…
$58M Settlement in Deadly Holyoke Soldiers Home COVID Outbreak Is Approved
A federal judge has approved a nearly $58 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed in response to the deaths of dozens of veterans who contracted COVID-19 at a Massachusetts veterans home. “It was with heavy hearts that we got to the finish line on this case,” Michael Aleo, an attorney for the plaintiffs said Tuesday, the day after the…
Judge Dismisses Suit Brought by Holyoke Soldiers' Home Employees
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by employees of the Massachusetts veterans’ home at the center of a devastating COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 who said their constitutional rights were violated because they were forced to work in “inhumane conditions.”
$56M Holyoke Soldiers Home COVID Deaths Settlement Bill Filed
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday filed a $56 million bill to fund the class action settlement stemming from the COVID-19 deaths of veterans at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in 2020. “While this financial settlement cannot make up for the losses suffered at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in the earliest days of the pandemic, our Administration hopes that this resolution…
Mass. Agrees to $56M Settlement With Families in Holyoke Soldiers' Home COVID Outbreak
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that the state has reached a $56 million settlement with the families in the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home COVID-19 outbreak in the spring of 2020. “The COVID-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home was a terrible tragedy,” Baker said in a statement. “While we know nothing can bring back those who were lost, we hope…
AG Healey to Appeal Holyoke Soldiers' Home COVID Outbreak Ruling
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday that she is appealing the recent dismissal of grand jury indictments against two former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home officials in connection with their roles in the deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the facility in 2020. Healey’s office said she filed her appeal in Hampden County Superior Court, seeking to reverse the dismissal of indictments against…