Goldberg Law PC, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. ("Aetna" or the "Company") (NYSE: AET) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. Investors who purchased or otherwise acquired shares between August 15, 2016 and January 20, 2017 inclusive (the "Class Period"), are encouraged to contact the firm in advance of the March 27, 2017 lead plaintiff motion deadline.

If you are a shareholder who suffered a loss during the Class Period, click here to participate. In addition, we encourage you to contact Michael Goldberg or Brian Schall, of Goldberg Law PC, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90067, at 800-977-7401, to discuss your rights free of charge. You can also reach us through the firm's website at, or by email at

The class in this case has not yet been certified, and until certification occurs, you are not represented by an attorney. If you choose to take no action, you can remain an absent class member.

According to the Complaint, during the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: Aetna and its senior executives tried to influence Aetna's participation in the Public Exchanges for positive treatment from regulators regarding the Humana acquisition; that the Company threatened to cut back its participation in public health insurance exchanges if the Department of Justice ("DOJ") tried to block the merger; that Aetna withdraw from some public health insurance exchanges to complete its threat of leaving the marketplace once the DOJ filed suit to improve its litigation; that Aetna withdrew from public health insurance exchanges that were profitable for Aetna; and that as a result, Defendants' statements regarding Aetna's business, operations, and prospects were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

When this information was released to the public, the value of Aetna stock fell, causing investors severe harm.

Goldberg Law PC represents shareholders around the world and specializes in securities class actions and shareholder rights litigation.

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