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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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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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