The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California holds that the State failed to establish a prima facie case that a hospital merger would have anticompetitive effects (Sutter Health / Summit / Alta Bates)

The State of California brought suit against two hospitals claiming that the proposed merger would have anticompetitive effect in violation of Clayton Act. The State moved for preliminary injunction preventing merger from happening. Background: Defendants Summit and Alta Bates are hospitals located respectively in the cities of Oakland and Berkeley in Alameda County, which is located in what is commonly referred to as the East Bay, which in turn is part of the San Francisco Bay Area. The East Bay includes the population centers located along the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay. The San Francisco Bay separates this population from Marin, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties, located to the west of the East Bay. Transportation across the San Francisco Bay in an east-west

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Tiffany GE, The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California holds that the State failed to establish a prima facie case that a hospital merger would have anticompetitive effects (Sutter Health / Summit / Alta Bates), 29 January 2001, e-Competitions January 2001 , Art. N° 71627

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