Supreme Court Will Consider State-Action Immunity In Hospital Merger Case

Supreme Court Will Consider State-Action Immunity In Hospital Merger Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on June 25 granted the Federal Trade Commission's petition for a writ of certiorari seeking review of an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that although a merger between two Georgia hospitals would substantially lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly, the state-action doctrine immunized the conduct from a challenge by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., et al. No. 11-1160, U.S. Sup.).

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