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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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Settlement Best Practices


April 12, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Britt Latham will speak at the Summit on Defending and Managing Class Actions hosted by American Conference Institute (ACI). Britt will speak on the topic of "Settlement Best Practices — Plaintiff and Defense Leverage to Settle; Strategies on When, Why, and How to Settle; Negotiating Strategies With an Eye Toward Avoiding Exorbitant Fees; and Factoring Supreme Court Activity on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Into the Equation." This session will give attendees the unique vision from senior practitioners into how these cases are settled, what to look out for. Topics will include:

  • Under what circumstances should you settle a case — factors to consider
  • How these factors change when considering an individual versus class settlement
  • How to value and settle a case — a step by step approach
  • DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia et al. and factoring Supreme Court activity on class action waivers in arbitration agreements into the equation

The conference will be held April 11-12 at The Carlton Hotel on Madison Avenue in New York, New York. For more information and registration, visit the ACI website.

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