$1.5M Settles MedQuist Worker Class Action

Law360, New York (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- MedQuist Inc. has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle allegations the clinical services company shortchanged its medical transcriptionists, resolving claims by a class of some 28,000 past and current employees.

Judge Jerome B. Simandle of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey approved the class action settlement Tuesday, noting that after years of litigation and extensive discovery the plaintiffs failed to support allegations that MedQuist systematically underpaid its transcriptionists.

Providing $1.5 million compensation and funding for medical transcriptionist education programs, the settlement...
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