In the Courts: Appellate Court Reverses Motion to Compel Arbitration in Absence of Agreement

March 13, 2015 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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The appellate court for the second district of Florida held that a defendant nursing home unable to produce the first six pages of a seven page arbitration agreement failed to demonstrate existence of a valid written agreement, thereby precluding arbitration.

After a patient suffered injuries while admitted to the defendant nursing home and subsequently died, her estate filed suit against the home. The nursing home responded with a motion to compel arbitration based...

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