Goodell DeVries Wins Motion to Compel Arbitration in Virginia

By: GDLD | 10.25.19 | Case Results

Goodell DeVries partner Craig Brodsky successfully argued for enforcement of an arbitration agreement on behalf of a skilled rehabilitation facility located in Northern Virginia. The plaintiff, a family member of a facility resident, challenged the binding arbitration language of the facility's admission agreement. At the outset of the case, Craig filed a Plea in Bar and Motion to Compel Arbitration and won the motion after an evidentiary hearing in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County. Siding with the facility, the Court held that the agreement was enforceable and ordered that the case proceed to arbitration. This victory is significant as efforts continue at federal and state levels to curb the use and enforceability of arbitration agreements.