Granddaughter’s Emotional Distress Claims Against Nursing Home Not Subject To Arbitration

The South Carolina Court of Appeals held that an arbitration agreement between a deceased grandmother and nursing home does not require a granddaughter’s personal claims against the nursing home be arbitrated, since the granddaughter was not a signatory to the agreement. The claims arose out of her discovery of her grandmother’s body after she wandered offsite and was killed in an alligator attack.

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