In a per curiam opinion, the United States Supreme Court overruled the West Virginia Supreme Court’s refusal on public policy grounds to enforce pre-dispute arbitration agreements that apply to claims alleging personal injury or wrongful death against nursing homes.  Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v. Brown, 132 S. Ct. 1201 (2012) (Nos. 11-391, 11-394).  The U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts any such state public policy and contains no exception for personal injury or wrongful death claims.  The Court further emphasized that when state law prohibits the arbitration of a particular type of claim, the conflicting state law is displaced by the FAA.