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Court Gives Nursing Homes a Big Win

When Harry Stewart died days after entering a Leesburg nursing facility, his daughter filed a wrongful-death suit against the facility.  She wanted the arbitration agreement Harry had signed upon entering thrown out. A lower court had backed the nursing home; now the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that the case should go to arbitration, rather than a jury trial, News Service of Florida reports.

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