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Report: Judge To Block Anthem-Cigna Merger

Report: Judge To Block Anthem-Cigna Merger

A Cigna spokesman said Thursday the company had no information about a news report that a federal judge planned to block the Bloomfield insurer's proposed merger with Anthem.

The Department of Justice, along with eight states including Connecticut, sued Anthem in July to block its $54 billion proposed purchase of Cigna. The New York Post reported Thursday, citing sources, that U.S. District of Columbia Judge Amy Berman Jackson "will rule against [the merger] on antitrust concerns."

As of Thursday evening, no decision had been released by the court. A spokesman for the U.S....