Sanctions Denied In Pittsburgh Hospital Pay Policy Suit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 12:39 PM EST) -- A federal judge has declined to grant sanctions in a collective action over pay policies at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, finding that while the plaintiffs' counsel “pushed the envelope” by sending unsupervised notices to potential opt-ins, they did not actually violate any court orders.

Magistrate Judge Cathy Bissoon of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday handed down an order denying the defendants' motion for sanctions, but told the plaintiffs' counsel that if they planned to send any additional...
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