Lawsuits, Investigations Unaffected By HCA Sale

Law360, New York (July 25, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While the proposed $22 billion purchase of HCA Inc. by three private equity firms will put the company into private hands, it will not pull the hospital chain out of regulatory hot water.

The company, facing both shareholder class actions and federal investigations, will still have its day in court, whether it remains publicly traded or not.

HCA’s legal concerns will be taken into account as the deal is negotiated, said Gary Brown, chair of the business department for the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...
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