Cigna Gambit for Anthem Documents Runs up Against Big Blue Defense

A federal judge in Alabama deferred ruling whether to allow Cigna to access critical documents related to Blue Cross Blue Shield Association internal deliberations, just as Cigna’s bid infeatured

Anthem Seeks Stay of Merger Termination

An attorney for Anthem urged a Delaware judge this morning to extend the drop dead date for its $54 billion merger with Cigna another 60 days while the company continuesfeatured

Cigna “End Run” in Anthem Suit Riles Federal Judge

Anthem urged a federal judge in Alabama Thursday to block efforts by Cigna to obtain key internal documents that may betray Anthem’s defense in a class action suit alleging the 50-statefeatured

Fannie/Freddie Investors Seek New Path in State Court

Lawyers for Fannie Mae and the Federal Housing Finance Agency continued Tuesday to fight efforts by investors to open up deliberations to the public over the government’s decisionfeatured

Cigna Seeks Confidential Blues Documents in Anthem Fight

A federal court has temporarily blocked Cigna from obtaining board minutes from the various Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan sponsors who claim that the documents have been ruled confidential infeatured

Plaintiff Outlines Plan for Potential Fannie/Freddie Settlement

Investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, who have been fighting the government’s 2012 net worth sweep of Fannie and Freddie profits, say that they would be amenable to a negotiatedfeatured

Anthem in Last Minute Talks to Save Cigna Deal

Anthem is said to be in continuing negotiations with the Trump administration to rescue its troubled acquisition of Cigna, even as it awaits word from the US appeals court on the deal. The talks are being conductedfeatured

Judge Sets Date for Qualcomm Trial

A federal judge today scheduled the trial in the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case against Qualcomm to commence January 3, 2019. Judge Lucy Koh of United States District Court for the Northernfeatured

More Court Losses Bring Funds’ Fannie/Freddie Challenge Closer to High Court

In recent weeks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac investors lost two more court challenges to the government’s profits sweep, making a total of six judicial defeats so far, butfeatured

Alere Asks What Abbott Knew Prior to Merger Agreement

Alere called on a Delaware judge to adopt the recommendations of a court mediator and direct Abbott Labs to share premerger attorney notes and other materials about its acquisition of the Waltham, Mass., medical device maker, asserting the notes are critical to determining exactly what Abbott knew when it agreed to the deal.featured

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