William Miller, Cheryl Orr and Lourdes de la Cruz prevail with motion for summary judgment in healthcare antitrust class action

William Miller, Cheryl Orr and Lourdes de la Cruz prevail with motion for summary judgment in healthcare antitrust class action

03.08.2009

Summary Judgment was granted to a healthcare trade association on a motion prepared by William Miller, Cheryl Orr and Lourdes de la Cruz.  The motion was prepared on behalf of all defendants in a major class action and had the attention of the hospital industry. The claim was that the healthcare trade association had been “the hub of a conspiracy to fix the wages of 12-hour shift nurses to avoid the overtime rules enacted in 1999.” The Motion for Summary Judgment was based upon the Plaintiff's failure to present any evidence of such a conspiracy. Judge Carl West found in favor of the defendants on all of the material issues in dispute.