Nursing homes that receive federal funding may not limit residents' right to sue

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued new rules that bar nursing homes from requiring residents and their families to give up their right to sue and submit to binding arbitration in cases where safety and quality of care are in dispute. Officials in 16 states and the District of Columbia urged the government to cut off funding to nursing homes that use arbitration clauses, arguing that arbitration kept patterns of wrongdoing hidden from prospective residents and their families. Read more at