A Washington Court of Appeals ruled that the wrongful death claims brought by the heirs of a nursing home resident were not subject to binding arbitration. In a significant set-back to advocates of negotiated arbitration between long term care providers and their residents, the Court held that an arbitration agreement between a resident and a long term care facility is not binding on wrongful death beneficiaries unless the beneficiaries also sign the agreement.

http://www.lanepowell.com/9524/washington-court-of-appeals-holds-that-wrongful-death-claims-are-not-subject-to-arbitration-agreement/

Author: Washington Ct of Appeals from Washington Ct of Appeals

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