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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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Blueprint for an IPO

Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders. Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant. Blueprint for an IPO identifies the key players, details the process and identifies the obligations companies will face after going public.

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The Interplay Between Social Media and Healthcare Privacy

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March 31, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Lisa Rivera and Meredith Thompson will speak at a regional CLE workshop, "Brave New World: Emerging Cyber and Electronic Issues in Health Care Litigation," presented by the ABA Section of Health Law Litigation Committee and Products Liability Committee.  Meredith will moderate and Lisa will serve as a panelist during the session, titled "The Interplay Between Social Media and Healthcare Privacy." The session will address the ever-increasing lawsuits brought by patients and residents of healthcare providers after their pictures and personal information surface on social media.  Topics will include:

  • How providers' privacy obligations are affected by the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchap
  • Causes of action for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress and violations of HIPAA
  • Best practices for developing social media policies and procedures
  • Management of employees' use of devices at work

This workshop will be held at the Nashville office of Baker Donelson on Friday, March 31, 2017. This program has been approved for 3 hours of Tennessee CLE credit. For more information and registration, visit the ABA website.


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