ELIZABETH SANDERS, BY AND THROUGH HER NEXT OF KIN, TONITA MINTER v. HARBOR VIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, INC., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 29, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Howard B. Hayden and Kimberly G. Silvus, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Harbor View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Inc., and Tennessee Health Management, Inc.

Attorneys 2:

Jeffrey C. Smith and Emily C. Taube, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, American Health Companies, Inc.

Thomas R. Greer and Austin Fleming, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tonita Minter.

Judge(s): ARMSTRONG

This is an appeal from the denial of a motion to compel arbitration in a healthcare liability case. The Decedent executed a power of attorney in favor of her daughter, the Appellee, granting Appellee broad powers, but exempting healthcare decisions. The Decedent was subsequently admitted to the Appellant nursing facility. The Appellee signed the Decedent?s admission contract and a separate, voluntary arbitration agreement. After the Appellee filed this action against the nursing facility and its managing companies, the Appellants filed motions to compel arbitration pursuant to the arbitration agreement signed at the time of the Decedent?s admission. The trial court denied the motions. We affirm.

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