The United States Supreme Court refused to consider the appeal of a Mena nursing home that appealed a large award granted to a family in a wrongful death case. A jury first granted a seventy-eight million dollar award to the family, but the award was later reduced by the state Supreme Court to twenty-six million. In the case, the family of 93-year-old Margaretha Sauer argued that she died at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center from malnutrition, dehydration and bedsores. The company has opposed paying the damages, saying that evidence does not support the large award. The home is operated by Advocat Incorporated of Franklin, Tennessee.