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Wyoming Supreme Court holds that Agent under Power of Attorney had authority to consent to arbitration in nursing home admission contract

  It is not uncommon for nursing home admissions contracts to include provisions requiring the resident to consent to binding arbitration of any dispute. In this recent case in Wyoming, the question was the enforceability of an optional arbitration clause. … Continue reading

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Informed Consent Required To Enforce Arbitration Of Legal Malpractice Claim

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court held an agreement to arbitrate legal malpractice was unenforceable absent informed consent Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A., and J. Colby Wallace (collectively, Bernstein) appeal from a Superior Court (Cumberland County, Warren, J.) order denying… … Continue reading

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Informed Consent Is for Doctors, Not Patients

On Friday, I wrote how I was surprised by the CDC's statement that advance directives are primarily to protect providers from liability. Earlier today while on my way to the park, I was equally surprised to hear Baroness Onora O'Neill … Continue reading

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Federal appeals court partially upholds South Dakota abortion consent law

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit [official website] on Friday partially upheld [opinion, PDF] a South Dakota law which expanded the requirements for informed consent for abortion [HB 1166 materials]. The court upheld the provision that … Continue reading

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Governor Brown Signs Bill Protecting California Homeowners from Claims by Junior Mortgage Holders Following Consent to and Completion of a Short Sale

July 22, 2011 Dear Insolvency Law Committee Constituency List members: The following is an EBulletin prepared by Insolvency Law Committee member Robert G. Harris: Governor Brown signs bill protecting California homeowners from claims by junior mortgage holders following consent to… … Continue reading

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