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U.S. District Judge Richard Leon

Judge approves CVS-Aetna merger

Judge approves CVS-Aetna merger

WASHINGTON— A federal judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of a Justice Department settlement that allows CVS Health’s nearly $70 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon had spent a number of months questioning whether the settlement did enough to protect competition and consumers in health-care markets, raising the possibility that he

Judge softens stance on CVS-Aetna deal

Judge softens stance on CVS-Aetna deal

WASHINGTON—According to various published reports, a federal judge on Tuesday “softened” his previous suggestion that he would likely order CVS Health to halt its integration of Aetna. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in recent weeks had voiced some concerns about the companies’ settlement with Justice Department antitrust enforcers that allowed the nearly $70 billion deal

Federal judge voices concerns on DOJ approval of CVS-Aetna deal

Federal judge voices concerns on DOJ approval of CVS-Aetna deal

WASHINGTON — According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, a federal judge has expressed concerns about the Justice Department’s decision to allow CVS Health Corp.’s nearly $70 billion acquisition of Aetna Inc.— and said he may require CVS to hold Aetna’s assets separately while he considers the settlement between the companies and the government.