Fla. Appeals Court Told Voided Clauses Nix Arbitration Pact

Law360, Miami (July 29, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT) -- The plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit against an assisted living facility told a Florida appeals court Tuesday that a trial court erred when it voided several provisions in an arbitration agreement but then severed those provisions and let the agreement stand.

At the center of the dispute before the Fourth District Court of Appeal is whether the provisions that were invalidated go to the heart of the arbitration agreement and whether three severability clauses in the agreement provide valid grounds for separating them and compelling...
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