St. Luke's Antitrust

Federal Trade Commission and State of Idaho vs. St. Luke's Health System, Ltd and Saltzer Medical Group, P.A.

(United States District Court for the District of Idaho) (Case No. 1:13-cv-00116-BLW)

The Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General's lawsuit alleged that the acquisition by St. Luke's of the Saltzer Medical Group would substantially lessen completion for healthcare services in and around Nampa, Idaho, in violation of federal and state antitrust and competition law. Read the unsealed Complaint here.

Current Status:

  • Complaint filed March 12, 2013 under seal.
  • Court trial scheduled began on September 23, 2013 and lasted about four weeks.
  • Judge issued Memorandum Decision on Jan. 24, 2014.
  • Judge released Findings of Fact on Jan. 28, 2014.
  • Judge issued Judgment on February 28, 2014.
  • Judge issued Memorandum Decision on June 19, 2014, denying Defendants' motion for a stay of the Judgment.

Read the Federal Trade Commission's Opening Statement (Public Version) here and the Office of the Attorney General's Opening Statement here.

Read the demonstrative exhibits (Public Version) here about which the Federal Trade Commission's and the Office of the Attorney General's economic expert, Dr. David Dranove, testified regarding St Luke's acquisition of the Saltzer Medical Group.

Read the demonstrative exhibits (Public Version) here about which the Federal Trade Commission's and the Office of the Attorney General's economic expert, Dr. David Dranove, testified in rebuttal regarding the economic effects of St Luke's acquisition of the Saltzer Medical Group.

Read the demonstrative exhibits here about which the Federal Trade Commission's and the Office of the Attorney General's expert, Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer, testified regarding whether St Luke's acquisition of the Saltzer Medical Group will result in higher quality, lower cost of care, and whether the acquisition is necessary to achieve these benefits.

Read the Federal Trade Commission and Attorney General Office's Closing Statement (Public Version) here.

Read the Federal Trade Commission, the Attorney General, St. Alphonsus and Treasure Valley Hospital's proposed Amended Corrected Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (Public Version) filed with the Court for its consideration here.

Read the Memorandum Decision filed by U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordering the divestiture of St. Luke’s and Saltzer Medical Group.

Read the Court's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law here.

Read the Federal Trade Commission and Attorney General's response to the media's petition for a writ of mandamus directed to Judge Winmill here.

Read the Court's Judgment here.

Read the Federal Trade Commission and Attorney General's response to the Defendants' motion for a stay of the Court's Judgment (Public Version) here.

Read the Federal Trade Commission and Attorney General's brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, responding to the Defendants' appeal of the Court's Judgment here.

 

Last updated 8/15/2014
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