Tag: Arbitration Agreement

When a Health Care Directive Isn’t Enough – California Court Shreds Another Arbitration Agreement

Operators of skilled nursing facilities want their patients to enter into arbitration agreements.  While such agreements don’t eliminate the risk of litigation, they at least reduce the expense and exposure associated with potential jury trials. California appellate courts, however, have taken an ever narrower view of who can sign arbitration agreements on behalf of patients.  Just … Continue Reading

RCFEs Can’t Get Out of the Rain – California Court Finds Another Arbitration Agreement Unenforceable

Another day, another decision by the California Court of Appeal making it more difficult for residential care facilities for the elderly (“RCFEs”) to enforce their arbitration agreements. Upon admission to virtually any RCFE, a new resident will be asked to sign a stack of documents including an agreement to submit any future dispute to arbitration.  … Continue Reading

California Court Gives RCFEs More To Keep Them Up At Night

Recent decisions by the California Court of Appeal have heaped stress on the owners/operators of residential care facilities for the elderly (“RCFEs”). RCFEs, like other businesses, would prefer to avoid the court system and jury trials by obtaining residents’ consent to the arbitration of any disputes that might arise. But as California appellate courts are … Continue Reading
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