Detroit Nurses Win Class Cert. In Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT) -- Some 20,000 registered nurses who allege Detroit-area hospitals colluded to suppress their wages may pursue their remaining antitrust claims against the Detroit Medical Center, a Michigan federal judge ruled last week.

U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen's grant of class certification on Sept. 13 allows Detroit nurses Pat Cason-Merenda and Jeffrey Suhre, the two named plaintiffs, to act on behalf of the class and represent their fellow hospital staff nurses at trial.

Judge Rosen said the nurses' claim against DMC, known as VHS of Michigan Inc.,...
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