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

Tantaros Lawsuit Contains Multitude of Allegations Against Fox News and its Executives

Electronic surveillance of emails and telephone conversations.  “Fake” media sites with “sockpuppet accounts” made to appear as if they were held by independent persons or neutral media outlets.featured

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

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

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