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Legal Issues and Media Coverage

As St. Luke’s Health System continues its journey to transform health care we are facing increased scrutiny about our efforts to develop a truly integrated health care system.

St. Luke’s prides itself on its commitment to transparency. As St. Luke’s faces a legal challenge from its competitors and the Federal Trade Commission and Idaho Attorney General’s Office, we want to make St. Luke’s relevant legal filings and responses conveniently available.

Below, you will find links to the latest filings, relevant media coverage and any responses from St. Luke’s.

Legal Responses

Brief of Support for St. Luke’s 9th Circuit Appeal from International Center of Law & Economics and Medicaid Defense Fund
Brief of Support for St. Luke’s 9th Circuit Appeal from America’s Essential Hospitals
U.S. District Court Denial of Motion for Stay Pending Appeal, June 19, 2014
St. Luke’s files appeal with 9th Circuit, June 12, 2014
Motion for Stay pending appeal, March 4, 2014
St. Luke’s Health System Responses
Final Court Ruling, Jan. 24, 2014
Trial Transcripts (some portions have been redacted)

St. Luke’s pretrial memorandum – filed on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

FTC, Idaho Attorney General, Saint Alphonsus, Treasure Valley Hospital pretrial memorandum – filed on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

St. Luke’s Response to FTC and Idaho Attorney General Complaint – filed on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

U.S. District Court preliminary injunction order – filed on Thursday, Dec. 20

Memorandum in Opposition to Preliminary Injunction Motion filed by Saint Alphonsus and Treasure Valley Hospital – filed on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2012.

Declarations to support Memorandum in Opposition

News Releases and Media Coverage (note the Associated Press and Times News have been publishing the Idaho Statesman stories)

Response from St. Luke’s CEO Dr. David Pate

Response from American Hospital Association