Detroit Hospital To Pay $8.4M To Settle Wage-Fixing Claims

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT) -- Henry Ford Health System has agreed to pay more than $8.4 million to resolve putative class allegations that it conspired with other Detroit-area hospitals to suppress the wages of registered nurses, according to documents filed Friday in Michigan federal court.

The settlement, which is subject to court approval, would release Henry Ford from a long-running proposed antitrust class action brought against it and several other Detroit-area hospitals. In the suit, a group of registered nurses alleged the hospitals violated the Sherman Act by conspiring to depress nurses' wages and sharing nonpublic information about their pay policies for registered nurses, according to...

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