Nursing Unions Challenge Hospital Deal

Law360, New York (August 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Three nursing unions have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the transfer of a not-for-profit hospital’s behavioral medicine services unit to a health care company that will force the current nurses to reapply for their jobs.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, alleges that the business deal should be stopped until a mediator makes a decision in the grievance the unions have filed concerning the deal.

Court documents allege that Forum Health, with subsidiaries Western Reserve Care...
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