- Wednesday, 25 August 2010 23:49
Detroit Nurse Wage Lawsuit Settlement
By Matt O'Donnell
(LEGAFI)Â --Â If you were employed as a registered nurse by a hospital in the Detroit area between December 12, 2002 and December 12, 2006, you could be entitled to benefits from three class action lawsuit settlements. The settlements resolve a lawsuit that alleged eight Detroit-area hospitals conspired to keep down RN compensation and regularly exchanged detailed information about current and future RN compensation in an effort suppress RN wages. Both charges violate federal antitrust law.
The hospitals named in the class action lawsuit are:
Detroit Medical Center
Henry Ford Health Medical System
Mount Clemens General Hospital
St. John Health
Bon Secours Cottage Health Services
William Beaumont Hospital
Trinity Health Corp.
Three of the hospitals -- St. John Health, Oakwood HealthCare and Bon Secours -- have agreed to settle the class action lawsuit, which is subject to final approval by the court on September 2, 2010. The remaining non-settling hospitals remain in litigation.
If you worked for any of the three settling defendantâ€™s acute care facilities between December 12, 2002 and December 12, 2006, youâ€™re automatically included in the class action lawsuit settlement and will receive full settlement benefits. If you worked as an Advanced Practice Nurse, Managerial or Supervisory Nurse (including Case Managers), see theÂ class action settlement noticeÂ to determine which requirements must be met to receive certain settlement benefits. There is no action required to remain a member of any settlement class and you do not need to file a claim.
St. John Health has agreed to pay over $13.5 million into the class action settlement fund, which may be reduced to just under $3.5 million if the court denies certification of the class in the remaining non-settling defendants' lawsuit. Oakwood has agreed to pay over $7 million and Bon Secours has agreed to pay $325,000 into the settlement fund.
For more information on the Detroit Nurse Wages Class Action Lawsuit Settlement, visit theÂ Settlement Administrator Website.
Updated August 25th, 2010
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