Supreme Court Appears To Take Critical View In Nursing Home Arbitration Case
In the case, Kindred Healthcare is fighting the daughters of two former residents of one of their nursing facilities. Although the daughters signed admission paperwork for their parents, Kentucky's Supreme Court said the arbitration agreements in those contracts violated the residents' “God-given” right to litigate any disputes. Meanwhile, although the high court's justices ruled in favor of arbitration in two earlier cases, their questions this time around seemed to take a different tone.
U.S. Supreme Court Questions Validity Of Arbitration Agreements For Nursing Homes
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the validity of arbitration agreements used by nursing homes in a case involving Kindred Healthcare. The justices recently ruled in favor of arbitration agreements in two separate cases but they appeared to take a more critical approach to the practice when questioning Andrew Pincus, a lawyer representing Kindred Healthcare. (Castellucci, 2/23)