“Ninth Circuit Upholds Arbitration for Non-Signatory Defendant”

Yvonne Arvanitis Fossati, Hazel, Poei and Scott Jang of Jackson Lewis have this article in The National Law Review, discussing the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Franklin v. Community Regional Medical Center, in which the court held that a staffing agency’s employee’s claims against the hospital to which she was assigned to work were subject to arbitration, even though she had no arbitration agreement with the hospital. As the article explains, the court held that the arbitration agreement between the employee and the staffing agency was sufficient to require arbitration with the hospital, and “that the doctrine of equitable estoppel prevents a party from ‘playing fast and loose with its commitment to arbitrate.'”

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