News Outlets Push For Access To FTC Hospital Merger Trial

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT) -- The Associated Press and several Idaho news outlets pushed a federal judge Wednesday to make the ongoing trial over St. Luke's Health System Ltd.'s acquisition of the Idaho region's largest independent physician practice more open to the public.

The AP, the Idaho Statesman Publishing LLC, Idaho Press Club Inc., the Idaho-Press Tribune and the Times-News jointly moved to intervene in the case, in which the Federal Trade Commission, the Idaho attorney general and two local hospitals are fighting to unwind the deal.

The news outlets argued...
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