Mealey's Elder Law - Judge: Woman Had Authority To Sign Nursing Home's Arbitration Agreement

OXFORD, Miss. - A federal judge in Mississippi on July 17 granted a nursing home's motion to compel arbitration, finding that pursuant to the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling in Gross v. GGNSC Southaven, L.L.C., 817 F.3d 169, 175 (5th Cir. 2016), only an informal agency is required to provide a person with the authority to sign an arbitration agreement and make it enforceable (Gail Crowe v. GGNSC Ripley LLC, d/b/a Golden Living Center Ripley, et al., No. 17-cv-00171, N.D. Miss., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118966).
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