Facing Competing Pressures In Hospital Consolidations

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT) -- The past 18 months have been a busy time for the staffers investigating hospital mergers at the Federal Trade Commission. In December 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court's denial of an FTC preliminary injunction motion,[1] from which the FTC and solicitor general in March 2012 filed a petition seeking review by the U.S. Supreme Court (the Phoebe transaction).

Also in March, the FTC ruled that the 2010 acquisition of control over a rival health system in the Toledo,...
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