St. Luke’s Merger Decision Highlights Enforcement Trends

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 12:36 PM EST) -- ​In late January, the Federal Trade Commission prevailed in a challenge to a hospital merger involving an issue of great significance in the current health care marketplace: the acquisition of physician practice groups.

In Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Nampa v. St. Luke’s Health System Ltd., Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho held that St. Luke’s Health System’s acquisition of the Saltzer Medical Group PA violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act and the Idaho Competition Act. The case is...
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