March 16, 2017 Articles

SCOTUS Reviewing Decision Invalidating Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

By Laura Wong-Pan

On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments related to the validity of pre-dispute arbitration agreements signed on behalf of nursing home patients, at the time of their admission, in the matter of Kindred Nursing Centers Ltd. Partnership v. Clark, No. 16-32. The Supreme Court will also review the question of whether an agent may bind a principal to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement based on a general power of attorney that does not clearly and explicitly convey the authority to sign such agreements.

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