✦ The legal dispute between Cigna Corp. and Anthem, Inc. — concerning the $1.85 billion breakup fee tied to their failed attempt to combine — is not going to be resolved as soon as anticipated. Cigna Corp. CEO David Cordani said during the company’s recent fourth-quarter earnings call that he expected a court ruling by the end of February, but a Feb. 14 Securities and Exchange Commission filing from Cigna revealed that the court issued a letter requesting that the parties in the case submit supplemental briefings. “As a result, Cigna Corporation no longer expects the court to issue its post-trial decision in this litigation before the end of February 2020,” the filing states. It did not reveal when a decision now might be expected.
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