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Nursing Home Arbitration Ban Blocked by Judge
12/24/2016 12:28:20 PM
Description: CMS announced a final ruling in September concerning a ban on pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements for residents of long-term care facilities. The rule made sure the right of patients and their families to sue the facilities would be preserved


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


Nursing Home Residents Free to Utilize Judicial System
10/15/2016 12:56:45 PM
Description: The Florida Supreme Court’s recent ruling that a nursing home patient cannot be forced to use arbitration to settle disputes means families and patients will be able to use the court system to settle disputes with nursing homes. This applies


Nursing Home Patients Cannot be Forced into Arbitration
10/15/2016 12:52:22 PM
Description: A new rule from the Department of Health and Human Services now bars nursing homes from forcing patients and families into arbitration. The rule applies to new patients and allows them to file lawsuits against nursing homes. Previously, these


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.,


Democratic Senators Propose Law to Deal with Mandatory Arbitration Clauses
2/21/2016 6:06:50 PM
Description: A new bill was recently introduced that, if passed, would limit a company’s ability to force consumers to settle grievances outside of court through arbitration. This practice has become increasingly popular for companies and they include


Supreme Court Asked to Reverse Decision in Golden LivingCenter’s Dispute
1/15/2016 5:54:47 PM
Description: The Golden LivingCenters nursing home chain is asking the US Supreme Court to reverse a recent decision made by a previous court that did not honor a federal preference for arbitration. The nursing home chain asked the court to review the ruling by


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


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