Adams v. Mt. Lebanon Operations

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the order overruling Mt. Lebanon Operations’ preliminary objections requesting a transfer to binding arbitration of wrongful death and survival claims. Mt. Lebanon argued that an arbitration provision was valid and enforceable because Adams executed an Admission Agreement as the decedent’s Power of Attorney. The Court ruled that Mt. Lebanon failed to establish Adams had the authority to agree to the arbitration provision in the Agreement. Thus, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in overruling the POs seeking to compel arbitration.

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