Phoebe Urges High Court Not To Raise Antitrust Immunity Bar

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT) -- Phoebe Putney Health System Inc. accused the Federal Trade Commission on Monday of trying to win a stricter standard for state agencies seeking immunity from federal antitrust oversight and urged the U.S. Supreme Court to leave the existing bar in place in a battle over the hospital's acquisition of a fellow Georgia health care provider.

The Georgia hospital, which is fighting to protect the Eleventh Circuit's approval of its $195 million merger with its only nearby rival, argued in a reply brief that the Supreme Court's current...
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