Chicago Nurses Denied Class Cert. In Wage Fight

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied class certification to a group of nurses who had sued four separate hospital systems in the greater Chicago area on allegations that the institutions colluded to suppress their wages in violation of antitrust law.

In a ruling Monday, Judge John F. Grady of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said that testimony from an expert witness employed by the nurses to prove their case, University of California at Berkeley economist Dr. Gordon Rausser, was unreliable to the...
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