Detroit Hospital To Pay $42M To End Nurse Wage-Fixing Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 11, 2015, 9:33 PM EDT) -- About a month before trial was set to begin, a Detroit hospital agreed to pay $42 million to resolve an antitrust class action brought by nurses accusing eight Detroit-area hospitals of conspiring to keep their wages low, according to documents filed Friday in Michigan federal court.

In a motion for preliminary approval of the settlement, the group of registered nurses urged U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen to approve the deal with the sole remaining defendant, VHS of Michigan Inc., doing business as Detroit Medical Center, saying the terms were fair and reasonable.

“The settlement agreement provides certainty and a substantial...

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