United States et al. v. Anthem, Inc., and Cigna Corp.

Date Filed: July 21, 2016
Status: Decided
District Court: District of Columbia – Case No. 1:16-cv-01493-ABJ
Appellate Court: District of Columbia Circuit Case No. 17-5024; Supreme Court Case No. 16-1342
Nature of Suit: Healthcare Consolidation
Defendant Type: Payer
Plaintiff Type: Federal, State
Case Info: https://www.justice.gov/atr/case/us-and-plaintiff-states-v-anthem-inc-and-cigna-corp

On April 28, 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s decision to block the proposed $54 billion merger between Anthem and Cigna, siding with the DOJ’s argument that the proposed merger would decrease competition and violate Section 7 of the Clayton Antitrust Act. Anthem appealed to the Supreme Court, but the petition was ultimately dismissed.

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