Law360, New York (November 7, 2016, 1:17 PM EST) -- A Mississippi federal judge on Monday at least temporarily blocked enforcement of the federal government’s looming ban on mandatory arbitration in cases involving nursing homes and signaled serious doubts about the government’s authority.
The order from U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills granted a preliminary injunction sought by the American Health Care Association, a top trade group for nursing homes, and prevents the ban from taking effect on Nov. 28. At issue is a planned prohibition on requiring seniors to agree to arbitration as a condition of admission prior to any disputes about quality of care. The AHCA sued shortly after...
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