High Court Nixes Nursing Home Death Arbitration Ruling

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 2:20 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated a West Virginia high court's finding that arbitration deals couldn't apply to wrongful death claims against nursing homes, ruling the decision disregarded decades of precedent including AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion.

In a unanimous, 5-page decision granting certiorari and vacating the opinion, the Supreme Court ruled the lower court could not carve out one type of claim from being subject to arbitration deals and that it and other courts must enforce deals covered under the Federal Arbitration Act....
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