Takeaways From FTC's Win In Hospital-Doc Deal Case

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 12:31 PM EST) -- On Jan. 24, 2014, the U.S. District Court for Idaho held that St. Luke’s Health System Ltd.’s acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group PA, violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act and ordered St. Luke’s to fully divest itself of Saltzer’s physicians and assets. Section 7 prohibits mergers whose effect “may be substantially to lessen competition, or to tend to create a monopoly.” The court’s ruling and findings of fact and conclusions of law followed a four-week bench trial that took place in October 2013.

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