The landmark antitrust case against Sutter Health, the largest provider of general acute hospital services in Northern California, is set to begin jury trial in the Superior Court of San Francisco on October 10 and is expected to last 12 weeks. The trial will begin at 10:15am with opening arguments from both parties.
The Source has been closely tracking this case leading up to the trial. Executive Editor Jaime King was quoted in multiple news outlets, including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Bloomberg Law, regarding the ripple effects this case could have across the country in the realm of healthcare antitrust enforcement, as the outcome of the case “will be very compelling for other state (attorneys general) to bring those kinds of cases in their jurisdiction."
To get up to speed in preparation for this historic trial, revisit the road so far with our Case Watch series featuring in depth coverage and analysis of all aspects of the case:
- What are the Alleged Anticompetitive Contract Terms? (Analysis of the Complaints)
- What are the Legal Arguments and Causes of Action (Analysis of Sutter's motions for Summary Judgment)
- What are the Antitrust Standards to be used at the Jury Trial? (Analysis of the Pretrial Hearing on August 6)
Stay tuned to The Source "Sutter Case Watch" for more coverage and analyses of the trial as this case develops.