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PA Supreme Court Voids Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court voided a nursing home arbitration agreement, The Legal Intelligencer's Ben Seal (my former colleague) reports. The court reasoned that agreements that rely on the National Arbitration Forum code are unenforceable because the NAF no longer accepts arbitration cases.

Nursing home attorneys, however, told Seal that nursing home companies have now "largely stopped identifying sole arbitrators or administrators in their form contracts ... so the impact of the court's narrow ruling on the NAF clause will be contained to a relatively small subset of agreements still utilizing a similar clause."