Sutter Health antitrust trial delayed  

 

The opening arguments in the antitrust case against Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health were delayed a week due to the lack of jurors, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. 

Arguments were slated to begin Oct. 10. Several of the 24 jurors were absent due to illness and other reasons, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The judge hearing the case is concerned about a potential mistrial if not enough jurors are present. 

The case involves alleged anticompetitive practices related to Sutter's physician practice acquisition strategy. The ruling could affect health systems nationwide that have used similar practices.

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