Integrated Health Defense Can't Save St. Luke's Deal

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 4:09 PM EST) -- The district judge who had sided with the Federal Trade Commission and ordered St. Luke's Health System Ltd. to divest a recently acquired physician group unsealed on Wednesday his reasoning for why St. Luke's integrated health-care efficiency defenses — often cited in support of such tie-ups — didn't fly.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill decided Friday to force St. Luke’s to unwind its purchase of Saltzer Medical Group PA, the largest independent physician practice group in the area after concluding the deal violated federal and...
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