Are No-Sue Agreements Appropriate For My Practice?

Law360, New York (December 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Recently, a New Jersey OB/GYN practice began requiring that its prospective patients sign agreements requiring binding arbitration for disputes.

The agreements, sometimes referred to as “No Sue Agreements,” also required patients to waive their rights to a jury trial and imposed a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages (i.e., pain and suffering).

Such agreements are supported by the Obstetricians and Gynecologists Risk Retention Group of America (OGRRGA), a risk retention insurance carrier based in Montana.

According to Michigan Lawyers Weekly, OGRRGA claims that it will reduce the...
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