The $69 Billion Questions From The CVS-Aetna Judge
Law360 (June 6, 2019, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Across two days and six witnesses, the combative D.C. federal judge reviewing the U.S. Department of Justice deal clearing the CVS-Aetna merger asked many questions — some mundane, some probing — that shed light on what factors he'll consider before ruling on the $69 billion tie-up. Here are some of the highlights.
U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon insisted that the proceedings, the first time a merger clearance deal has been subjected to live witness testimony, weren't a trial. His decision permitting only direct examination — after saying cross examination would be allowed — and denying the DOJ's request to challenge the assertions...
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