Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

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

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
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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