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A state appeals court Wednesday cleared the way for a lawsuit stemming from injuries suffered by a psychiatric patient who was beaten by another patient at a Miami-Dade County facility. 

The former CEO of Hollywood Pavilion psychiatric facility who was found guilty of $67-million Medicare fraud in June had asked that she be sentenced to house arrest in her waterfront mansion. Instead,  Karen Kallen-Zury, 60, was sentenced to 25 years in prison and ordered to repay the $40 million she stole, according to the Miami Herald (paywall alert)