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DOJ Deadline To Block Change & UnitedHealth Merger Approaching Fast

 |  February 21, 2022

The Department of Justice has until Saturday, February 27 to block the merger between UnitedHealth Group and Change Healthcare, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on February 17.

The filing, by Change, was done in accordance with a timing agreement made with the DOJ. In November 2021, the two companies agreed not to consummate their merger before February 22. 

The timing agreement provides the DOJ with 10 days’ notice to sue to block the deal. 

“Effective February 17, 2022, UnitedHealth Group and the Company provided such notice to the DOJ,” Change said in the filing. “Accordingly, the DOJ now has until February 27, 2022 to initiate litigation to block the consummation of the merger.”

The DOJ is preparing the lawsuit to block UnitedHealth from purchasing Change, according to Seeking Alpha.

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