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Lawrence A. Manson Lord, Bissell & Brook Chicago, IL Introduction In a significant setback to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on July 8 to allow the merger of two large Grand Rapids, Michigan hospitals. FTC v. Butterworth Health Corp., No. 96-2440, July 8, 1997. In its ruling, the Circuit Court affirmed the District Court finding that the FTC had made a prima facie case that the proposed merger would lessen competitiio in the relevant...