The California Attorney General announces a $575 million settlement with the largest hospital system in Northern California (Sutter)

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES HISTORIC $575 MILLION SETTLEMENT OF ANTITRUST SUIT AGAINST SUTTER HEALTH * California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (AG Becerra) announced on Friday, December 20, 2019, the terms of a comprehensive settlement agreement reached with Sutter Health (Sutter), the largest hospital system in Northern California. WHAT HAPPENED? Procedural History In March 2018, the California Attorney General’s office brought a civil antitrust action under California state law against Sutter alleging violations of California’s Cartwright Act. Sutter owns and operates 24 hospitals and 35 outpatient centers and partners with physician organizations with 5,500 members and 12,000 other physicians in northern California, among other operations. The complaint alleged that

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Stephen Wu, Ashley Fischer, Jeffrey Brennan, Noah Feldman Greene, The California Attorney General announces a $575 million settlement with the largest hospital system in Northern California (Sutter), 20 December 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2020, Art. N° 93236

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