California v. DaVita Inc., CV 05-7190 RSWL (C.D. Cal. 2005)

Plaintiff State of California sought to enjoin the proposed acquisition by DaVita, Inc. of the hemodialysis facilities owned by Gambro Healthcare, Inc. a subsidiary of Gambro AB. California alleged that the merger would substantially reduce competition for the provision of renal dialysis services. The parties entered into a consent decree and judgment which provided for the divestiture of 35 clinic divestitures, and one piece of real property, as well as the appointment of a Monitor to assure compliance with the order.

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