After the DOJ statement, Cigna’s shares rose 4.3 percent to $132.10 and Anthem was up 1.8 percent to $130.45. (Photo: AP)

(Bloomberg) — A Justice Department lawyer told the judge in the antitrust case over Anthem Inc.’s $48 billion takeover of Cigna Corp. that the government was willing to hear settlement offers from the companies.

Related: Anthem responds to 6 DOJ claims

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