August 19, 2016

Yesterday afternoon the Department of Justice and State Attorneys General responded to the Special Master’s recommendation that each side be allowed to take up to 275 hours of non-party deposition testimony. In the response, DOJ and State Attorneys General point out th...

August 17, 2016

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently expressed concerns that Aetna’s reevaluating its involvement in public exchanges was related to the Department of Justice lawsuit against its proposed merger with Humana. And just yesterday, Aetna announced that next year it wou...

August 16, 2016

Last Friday the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia held the scheduling conference for the proposed health insurance merger of Anthem and Cigna. Judge Amy Jackson decided that the merger trial will begin on November 21st, 2016, and that she will render a de...

August 12, 2016

A brief article appeared in Lexology on Wednesday discussing the likely ramifications for antitrust enforcements after November’s election. We have some disagreements with the authors’ statements and would like to respond point-by-point.

The authors state that antitrust...

August 10, 2016

This morning the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia held the scheduling conference for the proposed health insurance merger of Aetna and Humana. Judge John D. Bates decided that the merger trial will begin on December 5th, 2016, and last for thirteen days....

August 5, 2016

Update: Judge John Bates announced today that he will keep the Department of Justice case against Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana, but he will hand off the challenge to Anthem’s acquisition of Cigna to Judge Amy Jackson. Bates kept the Aetna-Humana merger becaus...

August 2, 2016

Remedies are unlikely to solve the competitive problems posed by the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers, as we discussed in a white paper on the subject a few weeks ago. Aetna and Humana just announced that they are prepared to sell some assets to Molina Healthcare...

August 1, 2016

Every few years, merger mania sets in and large industries try to consolidate even further. Consumers can be forgiven for thinking that there is some beneficial purpose of these mergers. However, a KPMG study conducted last year found that 83% of mergers fail. And yet...

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