Judge sides with Aetna in nurse lawsuit

A Connecticut judge affirmed a lower court's ruling in favor of Aetna in a lawsuit over nurse overtime pay, according to InsuranceNewsNet.

The case was brought by a nurse who supervised claim denials for Aetna. The lawsuit argued Sharon Isett, RN, completed nonclinical projects that went beyond the scope of her job description. Ms. Isett claimed she was owed overtime pay for this work under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The appellate court ruled against the nurse and dismissed the claims of more than 20 other nurse consultants who opted in to Ms. Isett's lawsuit.

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