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Goldman v. Sunbridge Healthcare, LLC, C069970

The trial court's orders denying defendants' motions to compel arbitration of plaintiff-wife's claims of neglect of her deceased husband, and negligent infliction of emotional distress and the wrongful death of plaintiff's deceased husband while in defendants' care, is affirmed, where: 1) plaintiff-wife did not have authority to sign the arbitration agreements on her deceased husband's behalf and did not sign the agreements in her individual capacity; and 2) public policy does not require plaintiffs to arbitrate their claims in the absence of the existence of a valid arbitration agreement.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/28/2013
  • Published 10/28/2013


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  • California Court of Appeal