Anthem Merger Appeal Could Be Sideshow To DOJ Deal

Law360, Fort Wayne (March 23, 2017, 7:17 PM EDT) -- Anthem is making final preparations ahead of oral arguments Friday morning in the D.C. Circuit in its bid to salvage its $54 billion merger with Cigna, but the real action may be occurring on the sidelines as the insurer tries to broker a deal with the Trump administration.

On paper at least, the U.S. Department of Justice continues to oppose Anthem Inc.'s combination with Cigna Corp. before the appeals court after a federal judge preliminarily enjoined the transaction in February, but there are signs that President Donald...
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