High Court Asked To Nix FTC Protest To Ga. Hospital Merger

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT) -- Phoebe Putney Health System Inc. fired back Friday at the Federal Trade Commission's bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear a dispute over its $195 million merger with Palmyra Park Hospital Inc., arguing that circuit courts aren't split over how to apply the exemption that shielded the deal from antitrust scrutiny.

Phoebe and the local hospital authority that approved the company's $195 million merger with Palmyra Park, the only other hospital in the region, urged the justices reject the FTC's petition for certiorari and leave...
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