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Mandatory Arbitration Should be Banned from Nursing Homes

The American Association for Justice won a long fought battle when Congress banned defense contractors from including mandatory arbitration in their contracts. Now it is time for Congress to rule that binding arbitration should not be allowed in nursing home patient contracts. This is the centerpiece of the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009. Oftentimes people are rushed and emotional when signing nursing home contracts. They oftentimes forget to look at every line of the 500-page document. There are many incidents when people are forced into arbitration. To learn more about the nursing home legislation, please click the link.