Elder Financial Abuse

The Ninth Circuit reversed the denial of Brookdale Senior Living’s motion to compel a resident to arbitrate his elder financial abuse, Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and California Business and Professions Code claims, finding they are founded on a residency agreement. Brookdale operates more than 800 senior living and retirement communities in the U.S.

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Judge Guts Key Arbitration Waiver in Nursing Home Workers’ Suit

Citing binding precedent, a federal judge tossed part of an arbitration agreement that required nursing home employees suing for unpaid wages to give up their right to seek civil penalties under the Private Attorneys General Act, a law that deputizes private citizens to enforce California’s strict labor codes. 

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