Judge Trims Mich. Nurses' Wage-Fixing Action

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Thursday trimmed a putative class action launched by nurses who claim they were underpaid by hundreds of millions of dollars because several hospital systems conspired to depress their wages, finding the plaintiffs failed to prove the hospitals conspired.

Although U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen refused to toss the case entirely, he granted summary judgment on the plaintiffs' per se antitrust claim that the hospitals conspired to fix wages, narrowing the remaining claims only to the plaintiffs' "rule of reason" allegation...
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