St. John, Nurses Settle Wage Dispute For $13.5M

Law360, New York (April 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- St. John Health Partners has agreed to shell out $13.58 million to settle a putative class action lodged against it and seven other Detroit-area hospitals and hospital systems, accusing them of conspiring to keep down wages of registered nurses and underpaying them by hundreds of millions of dollars as a result.

According to a motion for preliminary approval, filed March 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the settlement resolves all claims of a proposed class of nurses who provide direct...
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