NY Hospital To Pay $4.5M Over Nurses' Antitrust Claims

Law360 (October 13, 2010, 6:09 PM EDT) -- An upstate New York hospital is set to shell out $4.5 million to settle a class action alleging it and several other area hospitals conspired to keep nurses' salaries artificially low.

Judge Thomas J. McAvoy of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York gave the preliminary stamp of approval Tuesday to the deal between the plaintiffs and the Albany Medical Center.

The settlement, reached Aug. 2 after four years of litigation, will resolve the claims of a class of nurses who provide direct patient care in hospitals in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In July 2008, Judge...

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