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Yox vs. Providence Health Plan, 659 F. App’x 941 (9th Cir. 2016)

Nadia Dahab, together with trial attorney Megan Glor, prevailed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in an ERISA case asking whether Providence Health Plan’s Independent Review Organization (IRO) constituted an “arbitration” within the meaning of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The Ninth Circuit, looking to federal law for guidance, concluded that the IRO process was significantly different than common arbitration and therefore not an “arbitration” within the meaning of the FAA. Dahab argued the case in the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit’s unpublished disposition can be found here.

Case Team