Sanctions Bid Nixed In 2nd Pittsburgh Hospital Suit

Law360, New York (November 11, 2009, 2:56 PM EST) -- A judge has rejected Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Inc.'s request for sanctions against plaintiffs' counsel in a collective action over pay policies, saying a recent decision rejecting a similar request in a related case doomed efforts to punish these attorneys over unsupervised notices sent to potential opt-in plaintiffs in the first case.

Magistrate Judge Cathy Bissoon of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday that an order in the case requiring the plaintiffs to submit any written communications to potential class...
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