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Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Suit Headed to Arbitration
11/8/2016 12:57:31 PM
Description: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled survival claims brought as a result of a wrongful death lawsuit should be decided in arbitration. The suit relates to a claim against a nursing facility. The ruling is a result of Taylor v. Extendicare

Supreme Court Refuses Golden Living Center Case
5/7/2016 3:20:59 PM
Description: The US Supreme Court recently announced it will not hear a nursing home arbitration case that involves Golden Living Centers. The high court has previously made the same decision in a similar case in March.   The case was Beverly Enters.,

Religious Arbitration Can Backfire
11/13/2015 6:32:37 PM
Description: Arbitration has taken some hits lately, especially regarding mandatory clauses that relate to consumer manners. That’s not the only arena in which the practice has come under scrutiny though. In consumer cases, it seems arbitrators that

Arkansas Wrongful Death Arbitration Challenged
12/3/2014 9:35:16 PM
Description: When Evan Press’ father passed away while under the care in a Fayetteville nursing home, Press charged the facility with wrongful death.  He claims his father’s health went into steep decline shortly after he was admitted. 

Executive Order Forbids Federal Contractors from Arbitrating Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights Complaints
8/12/2014 3:38:37 PM
Description: President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that bans any contractors bidding on federal contracts from requiring their employees to arbitrate complaints of sexual harassment or discrimination under civil rights laws.  The executive

Kentucky Courts Uphold Arbitration Agreements between Patients and Extended Care Facilities
1/15/2014 2:09:35 PM
Description:   After an 80-year old patient passed away while living as a resident in an Extendicare facility in Kentucky, her son sued the company for wrongful death despite the fact that his mother had signed two separate arbitration agreements with the

Florida Supreme Court Rules to Uphold Arbitration Agreement, Even in a Wrongful Death Claim
2/20/2013 12:44:02 PM
Description:   The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that nursing home arbitration agreements must be upheld, even if the person who signed the agreement dies while staying in the nursing home.  The details of the case involved Henry Lee Stewart, a

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Rules Against the Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements Signed by Health Care Surrogates
2/5/2013 2:25:11 PM
Description: According to a recent ruling by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, a health care surrogate does not have the legal authority to sign an arbitration agreement.  This ruling stems from a 2009 case involving a woman, Beulah Wyatt, who was

Some Major Points about Minor's Claims
7/2/2012 5:46:04 PM
Description: Some Major Points about Minor’s Claims   By Jon Starr   In this not so perfect world, minors (persons who are under the age of eighteen and who have not been emancipated) sustain injuries and become beneficiaries of wrongful

West Virginia's Nursing Home Arbitration Hearing Gets Passed Down
6/9/2012 4:38:49 PM
Description: On June 6th, 2012, there was an arbitration hearing on the case of Jeffrey Taylor, Sharon Marchio, and Clayton Brown versus the Marmet Health Care Center, Clarksburg Continuous Care Center, and Clarksburg Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center.