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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Including M&A Litigation Brought Derivatively, and the Increasing Importance of Side A


September 18, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Shayne Clinton will speak at the American Conference Institute's (ACI) Forum on D&O Liability on September 18, 2015. Shayne will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Including M&A Litigation Brought Derivatively, and the Increasing Importance of Side A," which will address the following topics:

  • Have we seen an increase in shareholder derivative litigation?
  • Are shareholder suits unrelated to a securities class action on the rise?
  • Characteristics of M&A litigation brought derivatively versus brought as a class action
  • Impact of derivative suits on Side A
  • Novel strategies to settle derivative suits and the D&O insurance implications
  • Cybersecurity derivative suits

The conference will take place September 17-18 at the Carlton Hotel in New York, New York. For more information and registration, visit the ACI Website.

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