Tenet Settles Class Action Over Katrina Deaths

Law360 (March 23, 2011, 7:09 PM EDT) -- Tenet Healthcare Corp. reached a settlement Wednesday to end a class action lodged by family members of patients who died in a New Orleans hospital in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Tenet and the plaintiffs declined to release details on the agreement, but both said they would soon submit the settlement to the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans for approval.

"We're happy to have a resolution, both parties are pleased," plaintiffs’ attorney Joseph M. Bruno of Bruno & Bruno LLP said. "It's always...
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