A Long Beach law firm has filed a class action lawsuit with more than 100 class members against The Breakers of Long Beach, Inc., the law firm Garcia, Artigliere and Medby announced Friday.
The lawsuit alleges resident care and rent funds were misappropriated and used for personal gain by The Breakers of Long Beach, its administrator, Dan Cooper and its owner Bernard Rosenson after the facility knew its license would be revoked because of health, moral and safety violations.
“It’s about time The Breakers of Long Beach reaped what it sowed,” said Garcia, Artigliere and Medby Attorney Stephen Garcia in a statement. “It’s appalling that a facility would place such greed and profit over their patients’ well-being.”
Staff at The Breakers of Long Beach declined the Post's requests for comment Friday morning.
The class action lawsuit comes after an elder abuse and wrongful death lawsuit was filed the week of April 27 this year, after the facility’s license was revoked, and residents received a 60-day eviction letter in late March.
According to a release issued Friday morning, the law firm claims The Breakers of Long Beach “purposefully withheld information” pertaining to the revoked license and continued to collect living fees from residents for personal profit, leaving insufficient funds to “operate properly and care for residents” before its closure.
The release also states The Breakers of Long Beach failed to assist residents in relocating as part of a plan to continue to profit from the residents.
No additional information is available at this time. This story will be updated as the Post learns more.