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Sacred Heart Nurses Win Legal Fight

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane have won a legal case after a judge ruled that the hospital must pay them overtime for missed rest breaks.

The Washington State Nurses Association brought the case in 2007 in Spokane County Superior Court on behalf of 1,600 nurses.

The decision follows a similar outcome in August in which an arbitrator ruled that the University of Washington Medical Center must provide its nurses with full, uninterrupted 15-minute rest breaks.

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