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There has been a significant increase in collection lawsuits filed against family members and loved ones to collect on nursing home residents’ debts. The nursing homes’ claims against these third parties are often tenuous at best, but due to a lack of legal representation, families are pressured into paying the debts out of their own pockets to avoid costly litigation. In this webinar, you will learn the basics of nursing home collection lawsuits and how to effectively defend these abusive actions against third parties and residents. No prior experience with or knowledge of nursing homes or long-term care is needed.

What You Will Learn:

  • What common claims are brought by nursing homes against residents and third parties
  • What affirmative defenses and counterclaims to bring in nursing home collection cases
  • How to resolve these cases quickly through motion practice


Anna Anderson is a Supervising Attorney at Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY), where she oversees the Consumer and Economic Justice Unit, serving fourteen counties in Western New York. Prior to the formation of the Consumer Unit, Anna served as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at LawNY and helped lay the groundwork for LawNY’s consumer practice. In her current role, Anna continues to manage the program she established during her Fellowship, which has served over 2,000 people to date and helped eliminate more than $1,000,000 in debt for low-income New Yorkers. Anna is admitted to the New York State Bar, Fourth Department (2016), and the United States District Court, Western District of New York (2019). She is the co-founder and chair of the National Coalition of Nursing Home Debt Advocates.