In Light Of Whole Foods, Inova Backlash Insignficant

Law360, New York (July 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the ongoing U.S. Federal Trade Commission challenge of the Whole Foods Market Inc. and Wild Oats Markets Inc. merger continues to fascinate the antitrust community, it's easy to forget the significance of another FTC-challenged merger that fell apart earlier this year.

That deal, between Virginia hospitals Inova Health System and Prince William Health System, was called off in June after a district court granted the FTC a stay without hearing oral testimony and the commission readied an administrative proceeding on the matter with FTC Commissioner...
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