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UnitedHealth-Change deal approval faces appeal from DOJ, states

November 21, 2022


The Department of Justice is appealing a federal judge’s decision allowing UnitedHealth’s $13 billion purchase of Change Healthcare to close.

The DOJ, joined by New York and Minnesota, filed a notice of appeal on Friday following U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols’ September ruling that dealt a blow to the department by greenlighting the UnitedHealth-Change deal.

UnitedHealth closed its acquisition of the health technology firm in October. As part of the closing, Change’s shares were delisted.

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