COURT APPEAL PENDING OVER HEALTH MERGER

A court date is pending, for what attorneys involved in it, say will be the final showdown in the proposed Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic merger. Sanford and Mid Dakota appealed a preliminary injunction blocking the proposed merger, after a judge sided with the Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney General’s office that the merger could result in antitrust law violations should it be allowed to proceed before a final FTC determination can be made. Now, it is believed that the week of May 14-18 would be the earliest dates arguments could be heard.