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Health Law: Is Your Arbitration Agreement Enforceable?

A recent decision of the Arizona Court of Appeals provides guidance for evaluation of the enforceability of arbitration agreements in the health care field, reports Snell & Wilmer in its Health Law Checkup blog.

 explains that Gullett v. Kindred Nursing Centers West, LLC arose out of the plaintiff’s claims that a rehabilitation center had abused and neglected his father, who lived there for the last month of his life. The plaintiff argued that the arbitration agreement was substantively and procedurally unconscionable.

The court determined that the agreement was substantively valid, but it remanded the case for further proceedings in the trial court limited to the issue of procedural unconscionability.

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