Physician Practice Acquisitions And Antitrust Scrutiny

Law360, New York (September 19, 2017, 10:14 AM EDT) -- After five years of growth through a series of acquisitions, the Washington state attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit to thwart and unwind the most recent expansion efforts of Franciscan Health System (CHI Franciscan) for violating both federal and state antitrust laws. State of Washington v. Franciscan Health System, et al. No. 3:17-cv-05690 (W.D. Wash. Aug. 31, 2017). The AG’s office seeks to unwind CHI Franciscan’s 2016 acquisition of WestSound Orthopaedics PS for violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act and the Washington Consumer Protection Act. The...
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