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

Judge Orders Abbott and Alere to Cooperate

A Delaware judge directed Abbott Laboratories and Alere to settle their differences over exchanging information on Abbott’s attempts to break its $5.8 billion acquisition of Alere, the Massachusetts maker of medical diagnostic kits.featured

Court to Speed Appeal in Cigna/Anthem Case

The US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, has agreed to Anthem’s request for an expedited appeal of the lower court ruling blocking Anthem’s $54 billion merger withfeatured

Anthem Options Dwindle in Cigna Appeal

Options for Anthem to rescue its merger with Cigna are dwindling with each day, even after the Delaware Chancery Court agreed Wednesday to block Cigna’s bid to immediately terminate the $54 billion deal. To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

Options Narrow for Anthem Appeal

A federal appeals court has set a preliminary schedule for Anthem’s bid to overturn last week’s ruling blocking Anthem’s proposed merger with Cigna, but the schedule makes it impossiblefeatured

Anthem Appeal Could Buy Time

Anthem said it will ask for an expedited appeal of Wednesday’s federal court ruling blocking its merger with Cigna, at least extending the deadline for which it will be liable for a reversefeatured

Judge to Rule by End of Month on Alere’s Arriva Medical Unit

A federal judge said this afternoon that he will decide by the end of the month whether to restore Arriva Medical’s Medicare billing rights while an administrative law judge determinesfeatured

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