The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upholds an injunction against a proposed acquisition of a hospital on the grounds that it would lead to near-monopolisation in four different markets (Sanford Health / Sanford Bismarck / Mid Dakota Clinic)

In a decision that extends the FTC's winning streak in the courts of appeals in healthcare provider merger cases, the Eighth Circuit affirmed the Federal Trade Commission's ("FTC") bid to enjoin Sanford Health's acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic ("MDC"). This decision follows almost three years of investigation and litigation. Sanford is a vertically integrated healthcare system operating

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