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Settlement over race-based request at hospital included money

CBS Detroit, March 21, 2013

FLINT (WWJ/AP) - Documents show a Michigan hospital agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money as part of a settlement following an accusation that it granted a man's request that no black nurses care for his newborn. The settlement agreement was released Tuesday by Hurley Medical Center in Flint following a request from The Flint Journal. The suit was filed by nurse Tonya Battle, who alleged a note was posted on an assignment clipboard reading, "No African American nurse to take care of baby." According to the settlement, Hurley agreed to pay Battle, as well as two other women who were not named as plaintiffs in the original lawsuit, a monetary amount the sides agreed upon during a meeting on Feb. 21. The dollar amount was not disclosed.