The Palm Beach Post reported on the judge’s order denying a new trial for the owners of Lake Worth Manor nursing home.  Last year, the owners were ordered to pay nearly $2 million to the family of a former patient — marking one of the largest jury awards statewide for a wrongful death case involving a nursing home.  In November, after a week-long trial, the case ended with a jury ordering them to pay $1,775,000 to Dahmer’s family and company officials vowing to appeal.

They filed a motion for a new trial with Circuit Judge Robin Rosenberg, but Rosenberg rejected the petition.  Dahmer’s family, meanwhile, has started an online petition at www.chiefwhiteowlwon.com aimed at forging nursing home reform in the state — a goal Dahmer’s widow Patricia said was her chief aim in suing the facility.