FTC appeals Chicago-area merger loss

June 15, 2016 |

“The Federal Trade Commission will appeal a judge’s decision to allow a merger between two Chicago-area health systems, the FTC said in court filings Wednesday.

The FTC didn’t waste any time deciding to appeal. A federal judge Tuesday denied the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily stop a merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The judge said the FTC hadn’t proved it was likely to win its overall case against the merger on its merits…” Read full article.