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Internal Clash A Factor In Upended Anthem-Cigna Deal

Internal Clash A Factor In Upended Anthem-Cigna Deal

Beginning on Day One, a clash over details of the $48 billion purchase by Anthem Inc. of Cigna Corp. weighed down the massive health insurance deal that would soon face questions about its impact on competition and consumer choice.

The two insurers disagreed immediately over who would lead the combined company. The differences soon extended to other corners of the deal and were cited by the federal judge who ultimately blocked the merger plan.

The ill will has only worsened as both companies now face off in court.

Cigna has sued Anthem for more than $13 billion, accusing its former suitor of violating the merger agreement and harming the Bloomfield insurer and its...

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