Anthem hopes to close Cigna deal under Trump DOJ

Despite a preliminary injunction and an unwilling partner standing in the way, Anthem is still clinging to the possibility of closing its $54 billion merger with Cigna by settling with a new Justice Department under the Trump-led administration that it hopes will cut it some slack and greenlight the deal. Last week, Anthem won a temporary restraining order in the Delaware Court of Chancery to keep Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna from terminating its agreement to merge with Anthem.