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Arbitration — Contract – Insurance – Healthcare Service Provider – Patient’s Assignment – ERISA – Precertification Requirement (access required)

Greenville Hospital System v. Employee Welfare Benefits Plan (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-203-14, 8 pp.) (Timothy Cain, J.) 6:14-cv-01919; D.S.C. Holding: The plaintiff-hospital failed to get a precertification required by the hospital’s agreement (the Agreement) with the defendant-underwriter, and the underwriter ...

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Arbitration – Health Care Consent Act – Authority to Contract – Patient’s Sister – Estoppel – Tort/Negligence – Wrongful Death (access required)

Coleman v. Mariner Health Care, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-023-14, 12 pp.) (Costa Pleicones, J.) (Jean Hoefer Toal, Ch.J., dissenting) Appealed from Florence County Circuit Court (Michael Nettles, J.) S.C. S. Ct. Holding: Although the Health Care Consent Act gave ...

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