Texas Panel Says Nursing Facility Can't Arbitrate Abuse Suit

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court ruled Wednesday that a San Antonio nursing facility being sued for allegedly neglecting and abusing patients and residents couldn’t enforce its arbitration agreements because the McCarran-Ferguson Act exempts it from most federal laws, including the Federal Arbitration Act.

A three-judge panel of Texas’ Fourth Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s denial of Princeton Place Rehabilitation and Healthcare Medical Center’s motion to compel arbitration in a health care liability lawsuit launched by former patients and residents, or representatives of their estates, who...
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