Appeals Court Upholds FTC Merger Challenge

May 1, 2014

On April 22, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a decision of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finding that the merger of two hospital systems in Ohio violated the antitrust laws.ProMedica Health System, Inc. v. FTC, No. 12-3583 (6th Cir. Apr. 22, 2014).  This ruling provides a number of useful reminders for companies considering mergers and acquisitions.

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