Antitrust, UCL and Privacy

Competition: Spring 2015, Competition Vol. 24, No. 1

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ST. ALPHONSUS MEDICAL CENTER-NAMPA AND FTC V ST. LUKE’S HEALTH SYSTEM LTD.: A PANEL DISCUSSION ON THIS BIG STAKES TRIAL

Moderated by Paul J. Riehle1

I. INTRODUCTION

The St. Luke’s2 case involved the 2012 acquisition by St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd. ("St. Luke’s") of Saltzer Medical Group ("Saltzer"). St. Luke’s is an integrated health system operating in Idaho and Oregon. Saltzer was an independent physicians’ association ("IPA") in Nampa, Idaho.

The St. Alphonsus entities3 and Treasure Valley Hospital ("TVH") first filed suit. The initial plaintiffs were joined by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and the State of Idaho as plaintiffs.

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