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Advocate hit with another home health care nurse class action, after settling similar case for $4.75 million

Scott Holland May 16, 2016, 3:40pm

On the heels of a settlement announced in a similar class action brought by in-home physical therapists and other home-based health care workers, another group of home care nurses are also taking aim at Advocate Health, arguing the company owes them overtime pay after allegedly improperly claiming the nurses were exempt from certain federal and state wage laws.

Lawsuit: Doctor who sued Advocate for firing him for revealing 'sex predator' illegally taped conversations

Scott Holland Apr. 28, 2016, 9:24am

A doctor who sued an Oak Lawn hospital for allegedly firing him in retaliation for attempting to unmask a “sexual predator” working at the hospital has come under examination himself in a lawsuit allegedly illegally recording private workplace conversations in an effort to ensnare his former supervisor and others working at the hospital.

Advocate, Palos Community locked in staredown over disclosure of health insurer agreements

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 18, 2016, 3:51pm

Saying even the smallest disclosure of its “trade secrets” would cause irreparable damage to its business, Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health system and operator of a dozen hospitals, has filed suit against a southwest suburban competitor, asking a judge to block the efforts by Palos Community Hospital to gain access to Advocate’s rate agreements with health insurers – even though Advocate recently demanded the exact same information from the Palos hospital.