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Detroit, MI Nurse Wage Antitrust Conspiracy

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Case No. 06-15601

Case History

Keller Rohrback served as Co-Lead Counsel in this antitrust action. The class action complaint was filed in December 2006 alleging a conspiracy among eight hospital defendants in Detroit, Michigan in setting the compensation paid to their nurse employees.  During the course of the litigation, the Honorable Judge Gerald E. Rosen of the Eastern District of Michigan certified a class of nurses employed by the defendant hospitals (published as Cason-Merenda v. Detroit Med. Center, 196 F.R.D. 528), denied the Defendants’ joint motions for summary judgment (published as Cason-Merenda v. Detroit Med. Center, 862 F.Supp.2d 603) and denied Defendants’ motions seeking to exclude Plaintiffs’ expert witnesses. Defendants’ effort to challenge the class certification order was rejected by a panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and by the entire Court of Appeals, en banc.


The matter was concluded in 2016 with over $90 million in settlement monies collected from the various Defendants and distributed to the classes.

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