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Anthem Ruling May Upend Companies' Merger Case Strategy

Law360, Fort Wayne (April 28, 2017, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday handed another monumental win to the U.S. in its challenge to Anthem’s $54 billion combination with Cigna, and experts say attorneys advising clients in merger cases may need to rethink their strategies following the government’s recent winning streak.

The Anthem and Cigna deal, which would have been the largest ever in the industry, appears to be doomed. (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are on a roll when it comes to taking high-profile merger cases to...
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