Lessons From Reed V. Advocate Health Care

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 12:32 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 29, 2009, Judge John F. Grady of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied certification of a putative class of registered nurses in a lawsuit alleging that several Chicago area hospitals conspired to depress their pay in violation of federal antitrust law.

Judge Grady’s decision shows that district courts are continuing to apply increasing scrutiny to expert opinion at the class certification stage.

The case, Reed v. Advocate Health Care, et al., is one of five nurse wage-fixing lawsuits currently...
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