Nurses Reach $7.2M Deal In Wage-Fixing Case

Law360, New York (May 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Oakwood Healthcare Inc. has struck a $7.2 million settlement deal with nurses who claimed that they were underpaid by hundreds of millions of dollars because Oakwood and several other Detroit-area hospital systems conspired to keep down wages for registered nurses.

The plaintiffs filed a motion seeking preliminary approval of the settlement and certification of settlement class in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Monday, arguing that the deal would provide substantial benefits to the class and remove the risk and delay...
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