Prime Healthcare Services, Inc. et al. v. Kamala D. HarrisDate Filed: September 21, 2015
District Court: S.D. California – Case No. 3:16-CV-00778 (transferred from C.D. California Case No. 5:15-CV-01934)
Appellate Court: 9th Cicuit Case No. 17-56380
Nature of Suit: Antitrust
Defendant Type: State
Plaintiff Type: Private
Court Document: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/assets/pdf/CH101613921.PDF
On September 21, 2015, Prime Healthcare sued California AG Kamala Harris, alleging corruption in connection with the AG’s ties to a healthcare workers union that affected her conduct and decision to subject primes acquisition of six Daughters of Charity hospitals to burdensome conditions. Read the complaint. In February, Prime declined to go through with the $843M purchase in light of those conditions. On August 16, 2017, the federal district court granted Defendant’s motion to dismiss. After Prime Healthcare filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit, it promptly voluntarily dismissed its appeal. Read our blog post on the deal for details.