United States and State of Michigan v. W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital, D/B/A Allegiance HealthDate Filed: June 25, 2015
District Court: Eastern District of Michigan – Case No.: 2:15-cv-12311
Nature of Suit: Antitrust
Defendant Type: Provider
Plaintiff Type: Federal, State
Case Info: https://www.justice.gov/atr/case/us-and-state-michigan-v-hillsdale-community-health-center-wa-foote-memorial-hospital-dba
On June 25, 2015, the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department and the Michigan Attorney General’s Office filed a civil complaint against four Michigan hospitals, alleging the providers had agreed not to compete with one another in violation of Sherman Act §1 and Michigan state law. DOJ and the Michigan AGO settled the claims against three of the four hospitals in 2015 (see Source Blog). The fourth hospital, Foote Memorial Hospital (d/b/a Henry Ford Allegiance Health) contested the charges. The parties in the case filed cross-motions for summary judgement. Allegiance ultimately settled and the federal district court entered into a final judgment on May 21, 2018 approving a consent decree which prohibited Allegiance from entering into any improper agreements or communications with competing providers to limit marketing efforts in their respective territories.
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