CASE: Constantino v. Frechette et al., LawyersWeekly No.11-225-08
COURT: Appeals Court
ISSUE: Could a group of nurses named individually in a wrongful-death suit stemming from the care of a nursing home patient enforce a mandatory arbitration clause in an admission contract between the nursing home and the patient?
DECISION: No, because the nurses were not parties to the admission contract and the employer did not indicate a clear intent that they be protected by the arbitration provision (Source:

Westlaw Number: 2008 WL 5235637

Author: RAPOZA C.J. from Appeals Court of Massachusetts Norfolk