United States of America v. Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. and St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc.Date Filed: April 14, 2016
District Court: Southern District of West Virginia Charleston Division – Case No. 2:16-cv-03664
Nature of Suit: Antitrust
Defendant Type: Provider
Plaintiff Type: Federal
Case Info: https://www.justice.gov/atr/case/us-v-charleston-area-medical-center-inc-and-st-marys-medical-center-inc
Court Document: https://www.justice.gov/atr/case-document/file/904506/download
On October 21, 2016, a federal district court approved a settlement between St. Mary’s Medical Center, Charleston Area Medical Center, and DOJ. The settlement prohibits hospitals from sharing advertising schemes. DOJ sued the hospitals in April 2016, alleging that the two unlawfully agreed to limit advertising of competing health services.