LACONIA -- A local nursing home is asking a judge to void the transfer of the real estate of a woman who died in the home's care.
The Genesis HealthCare Laconia Rehabilitation Center claims it provided health care goods and services valued at $15,695 to Betty J. Daly who was a resident at the 175 Blueberry Lane facility from April 26, 2018, until June 17, 2019.
The civil complaint filed in Belknap County Superior Court on Aug. 20 claims that on Jan. 21, 2018, Daly transferred her real estate interest to her daughter for $4,000 without receiving a reasonable equivalent value in exchange for the title. Daly died on June 18, 2019, and the complaint charges that her estate has not yet been probated and that the health care facility remains unpaid for her care.
Attorney Jeffrey Philpot of Laconia, on behalf of Genesis HealthCare, alleges that Daly’s daughter, Julia, was an “insider” and that the transfer represented substantially all of Daly’s assets. Philpot has also filed a motion seeking a $20,000 attachment against the real estate, located at 218 Lynnewood Road, Laconia.
According to city records, the ranch style home built in 1983 is assessed for tax purposes at $190,200.
Philpot has requested a bench trial, where evidence is heard by a judge instead of a jury.