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Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.

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11-1160 11th Cir. Nov 26, 2012
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Feb 19, 2013 9-0 Sotomayor OT 2012
 
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Holding: Because Georgia has not clearly articulated and affirmatively expressed a policy allowing hospital authorities to make acquisitions that substantially reduce competition, state-action immunity does not apply.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on February 19, 2013.

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Holding: Because Georgia has not clearly articulated and affirmatively expressed a policy allowing hospital authorities to make acquisitions that substantially reduce competition, state-action immunity does not apply.   JudgmentReversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on February 19, 2013.
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