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

Qualcomm Takes Aim at Stalemated FTC

Qualcomm’s motion to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s anticompetitive practices complaint puts the pressure squarely on the federal competition agency, where the understaffedfeatured

Congress Plans Broader Role for Security Reviews

In a rare bipartisan review, members of Congress are studying proposals that would expand the reach of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States that would likely add representation from additional federal agencies and allow CFIUS to probe deeper into M&A involving entities owned or partially owned by foreign governments.featured

Anthem Lawyers Ask Appeals Court to Overturn Cigna Block

Updated at 11:35am EST – An attorney for Anthem told a federal appeals panel this morning that the lower court failed to properly count the efficiencies Anthem’s merger with Cigna will create when the court issuedfeatured

Ruling Boxes Alere’s Arriva Unit Into Corner

Attorneys for Arriva Medical agreed in court this morning they have few options to revive the Alere subsidiary’s chances of getting its Medicare payment privileges restored before Alere faces off next month with Abbott Labs over the two companies’ disputed merger.featured

Court Order Could Tip Delaware Case in Abbott’s Favor

Last Friday’s ruling by a federal court in Washington, D.C., against Alere’s Arriva Medical subsidiary could help persuade the Delaware Chancery Court to allow Abbott Laboratoriesfeatured

Fannie/Freddie Investors Waiting for Supreme Court Nominee

Investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will continue to press their suit against the net worth sweep despite last month’s ruling by the federal appeals court in DC barring their major challengefeatured

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