Delaware judge denies Anthem injunction, effectively ending Cigna merger

May 11, 2017 WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – A judge effectively killed off any practical chance of Anthem Inc merging with Cigna Corp on Thursday as he declined to order Cigna not to terminate the deal. Judge Travis Laster of Delaware’s Court of Chancery denied Anthem’s request for a preliminary injunction but stayed implementation of his ruling until noon on Monday to give the insurer time to decide if it will pursue an appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court. “I recognize that this ruling will permit Cigna to terminate the merger…

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