Ky. Nursing Home Suit Sent To Arbitration After Kindred

Law360, Los Angeles (July 14, 2017, 9:24 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky appeals court on Friday sent a nursing home patient’s negligence suit to arbitration, finding an arbitration agreement to be enforceable due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Federal Arbitration Act-strengthening decision in Kindred v. Clark last May.

A three-judge Court of Appeals panel overturned a trial judge’s denial of bids made by Regis Woods Care and Rehabilitation Center and corporate entities to compel arbitration in a suit brought by Rayetta Smith, the daughter and legal guardian of patient Janie Free, accusing Regis of causing Free’s...
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