Application for Leave to File Amicus Brief in Opposition to Consolidation

Filed: March 29, 2018  |  People of the State of California Ex Rel. Xavier Becerra, Plaintiff, vs. Sutter Health, Defendant

The American Hospital Association (AHA) respectfully requests permission to file the accompanying brief as amicus curiae in this matter in opposition to consolidation of this case with the class action UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust v. Sutter Health et al., No CGC 14-538451, which was filed April 7, 2014 in San Francisco Superior Court.

AHA is a national organization that represents nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, as well as 43,000 individual members. AHA has a strong interest in this case because the State seeks extraordinary relief against Sutter Health that could fundamentally change the health care delivery system in northern California. The broad behavioral relief the State seeks is unprecedented for an antitrust enforcement action and represents a departure from prevailing policies of the federal antitrust enforcement agencies.

Read the full application below.