Judge Keeps Most Of Ariz. Nurses' Cartel Suit

Law360, New York (March 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied three hospitals' motion for dismissal from a class action brought by nurses in Arizona who accused a state health care association and participating hospitals of operating a cartel and suppressing wages, but tossed the plaintiffs' state law claims for interference with business expectancy and unfair competition.

U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton of the District of Arizona on Thursday handed down an order denying the majority of a motion to dismiss filed by Mayo Clinic Arizona and Phoenix Children's Hospital and...
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