U.S. Chamber Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Summarily Reverse Florida Rule Restricting Arbitration of Medical Malpractice Claims

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 1:00pm

The U.S. Chamber urged the Supreme Court to grant review to decide whether the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) preempts a Florida rule that conditions the enforceability of a contractual agreement to arbitrate on the inclusion of specified terms that include a concession of liability.  The brief argued that the Florida court’s decision directly conflicts with the Supreme Court’s FAA jurisprudence and that summary reversal is warranted.

The case is Kindred Hospitals East, LLC v. Klemish.