Judge Rips Amedisys' 'Abusive Tactics' In Nurse's OT Suit

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 4:13 PM EST) -- A Chicago federal judge ruled Tuesday that it was “highly improper” for Amedisys Illinois LLC to have sent self-executing arbitration agreements barring class actions to workers who could potentially join overtime litigation against the home health care provider, calling the company's tactics “abusive.”

U.S. District Judge John W. Darrah partially granted a motion for a protective order from plaintiff and former Amedisys nurse Theresa Piekarski, holding the company's dispute resolution agreement invalid with respect to prospective Illinois class members. The judge gave Piekarski a green light...
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