FTC Wins Preliminary Injunction to Stop OSF, Rockford Health Merger
After a three-day hearing, which began Feb. 1, U.S. District Judge Frederick Kapala has ordered the two hospitals not to complete their merger, pending an administrative trial by the FTC in Washington, D.C. That trial is set for April 17.
According to the report, Judge Kapala said the FTC presented a "compelling" case that the proposed merger would violate antitrust laws and hurt competition for hospital services in the Rockford market.
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