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$17 million jury award against union in Sutter defamation case tossed
Sacramento Bee

The union Unite Here spread the word that Sutter Health’s hospitals use dirty linen, so the health care provider sued and was awarded $17 million in damages by a Placer County jury.

Now, a court of appeal in Sacramento has ruled the judge improperly instructed the jury on the law, tossed out the verdict and sent the case back to Placer Superior Court for a retrial.