Zakaib said he would allow the company 10 days to obtain the bond.
Last month the judge denied a request for a new trial in the case and it was sent to the Supreme Court.
Douglas was a patient at Heartland for 19 days in 2009 before being transferred to a hospice facility and dying there. Attorneys argued that dehydration and other lack of care at Heartland caused her death.
The jury determined the nursing home was at fault and awarded the family $11 million for her death. They awarded $80 million in punitive damages against the company.
Manor Care attorneys have argued that the jury award should be limited to the $500,000 state cap on medical malpractice cases.
But Zakaib said Heartland doesn't qualify for that cap since it isn't an actual health care provider.
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.
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