Federal antitrust case against Sutter Health headed for appeal

The suit against Sutter Health isn’t over yet, despite a March jury verdict in the health system’s favor. Plaintiffs filed a motion of appeal on Tuesday.

The long-running federal antitrust lawsuit against Sutter Health is getting a second wind after attorneys filed a notice of appeal Tuesday seeking to revive the case. 

The lawsuit appeared doomed in March when a San Francisco jury unanimously sided with the California health system at the conclusion of a month-long trial. The verdict cleared Sutter of allegations that it engaged in anticompetitive business practices that drove up healthcare costs in Northern California by more than $400 million. 

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