Cohen Milstein, along with co-counsel, represents a large union, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, as defense counsel in this lawsuit filed on June 14, 2017.

As of October 30, 2017, the lawsuit is in the pleadings stage.  Pursuant to the presiding Judge’s procedures, the defendants, including 1199SEIU, have filed letters with the Court explaining why they believe that a motion to dismiss would be meritorious.

Case Background

The complaint, filed by NYU Hospitals Center, a large hospital in New York City, alleges that 1199SEIU conspired with a multi-employer bargaining association and a healthcare benefit fund to increase the amount of NYU’s required contributions to the benefit fund, in alleged violation of federal antitrust law.

The lawsuit is styled: NYU Hospitals Center v. League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York, et al., Case No. 1:17-cv-04465-VM, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York