Ariz. Hospitals Settle Nurses' Antitrust Suit For $22M

Law360, New York (September 28, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT) -- An Arizona health care trade association and more than a dozen hospitals have agreed to pay $22 million to settle a class action accusing them of operating a cartel to drive down temporary nurses' wages.

Judge Susan R. Bolton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona preliminarily approved the settlement Monday, certifying a class of traveling nurses who had worked for any of the defendants between between January 1997 and September 2007.

The settlement also includes a class of per diem temporary nurses...
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