Gov't Told To Say Why CVS-Aetna Deal Needs Quick Wrap-Up

By Christopher Cole (December 3, 2018, 9:01 PM EST) -- A D.C. federal judge rebuked the U.S. Justice Department on Monday for trying to speed through the CVS-Aetna merger before he carried out his role in clearing the deal.

The Justice Department's approach to the proposed $69 billion CVS-Aetna merger was criticized Monday by a D.C. federal judge, who gave the parties until Dec. 14 to explain why the companies must combine. (AP) U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon told the parties to explain why the $69 billion tie-up should not be delayed and gave attorneys for the DOJ, CVS and Aetna until Dec. 14 to explain why the companies must combine...

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