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Arbitration

Court honors unsigned arbitration agreement

Pennsylvania nursing home resident who sued for neglect was recently ordered by a federal judge to submit to binding arbitration instead, even though the document authorizing it was not signed by a facility representative.

John O'Connor

Supreme indifference

It has been said that we are the residue of our choices. If that’s true, what should we make of the Supreme Court these days?

Attorney John Durso, Ungaretti & Harris LLP

Ask the legal expert … about arbitration agreements

It seems like every time I see a news item about arbitration agreements being signed by a resident/patient’s surrogate or relative, some judges rules it invalid or unenforceable. Are they ever valid? Must we always get the resident/patient to sign for himself or herself, or is that just strongly recommended?

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