2nd Class Cert. Bid In Nurse Antitrust Suit Denied

Law360, New York (February 19, 2010, 1:02 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied for the second time a group of nurses' certification bid on two critical issues in a class action that alleges hospitals in upstate New York conspired to keep salaries artificially low.

Judge Thomas J. McAvoy of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York said in a decision Tuesday that the nurses had failed to put forth a case for certification on the issues of injury and damages that was substantially different from an earlier argument.

Although a...
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