Unions Didn't Flout Law In Nursing Home Dispute, Judge Says

Law360 (October 28, 2019, 9:25 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge tossed a suit accusing unions of resorting to extortion and fraud in their bargaining and organizing efforts with a chain of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, finding Monday there wasn’t enough evidence to support the allegations.

U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton awarded summary judgment to the Service Employees International Union, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the New England Health Care Employees Union District 1199 on claims that they violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

The dispute stems from a 2012 suit filed by Care One Management LLC and HealthBridge Management LLC, which operate...

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