Panel Says Son Of Decedent Not Bound To Arbitrate In Death Suit Against Care Home

(September 11, 2023, 8:58 AM EDT) -- SANTA ANA, Calif.  — A California appellate court affirmed a lower court’s denial of a nursing home’s motion to compel arbitration in a negligence and wrongful death suit filed against it by the son of a resident who signed an arbitration agreement as a representative for his mother, finding that the nursing home failed to show that the son had the authority to sign on his mother’s behalf and that his “signatures on the agreement are expressly noted as being in the capacity of a representative.”...

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