Nurse who stole opioids from long-term care facility must be rehired and compensated, arbitrator rules
Jan 17, 2019
An Ontario nursing home must rehire a registered nurse who was caught stealing opioids on the job, and compensate her for her losses.
Ruling on nursing home arbitration shows the fine print counts
Jun 14, 2018
Signing on the dotted line counts in arbitration cases, even if the text explaining that arbitration is voluntary isn’t in bold print.
Ask the Legal Expert about … arbitration agreements
Dec 06, 2017
There has been so much in the news about arbitration agreements over the past year. Are we in the clear and can we use them again?
Nursing home arbitration scores another win with state high court ruling
Oct 17, 2017
A skilled nursing provider won a court victory last week when the Wyoming Supreme Court agreed an arbitration agreement signed by a deceased resident’s daughter was binding.
Make arbitration an option — an obvious one
Aug 28, 2017
Like so many other contemporary debates, the arbitration issue has degenerated into a talking-points battle.
Winning with the help of Trump
Aug 09, 2017
When the American Health Care Association sued the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last year, my assessment was that it might win the literal battle, but lose the hearts and minds of consumers.
New arbitration rule doesn’t have much of a silver lining
Oct 03, 2016
Any way you slice it, last week was a rough one for long-term care operators.
More frivolous lawsuits ahead? You can bank on it
May 09, 2016
Eldercare service providers would be well advised to watch proposed arbitration rules that have been aimed primarily at banks — for now.
Court honors unsigned arbitration agreement
May 18, 2015
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...
Federal judge sends nursing home’s libel lawsuit against law firm back to state court
Apr 14, 2015
A U.S. District Court judge recently sent a lawsuit between a Mississippi law firm and an Ohio nursing home back to state court after determining the law firm failed to show sufficient evidence that the...