Aetna Gets December Trial Date to Make Case for Humana Deal

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  • Judge sets Dec. 5 start, rejecting U.S. request for January
  • U.S. sued to block $37 billion combination as anticompetitive

Health insurers Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. will go to trial against the U.S. on Dec. 5 in defense of their planned $37 billion merger, pushing a judge’s decision on the tie-up beyond their deadline for completing the deal by year-end.

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