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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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Victory in Appeal before Sixth Circuit in Alleged Identity Theft Case

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We represented, at the sentencing phase and on appeal, a local developer (David Miller) for alleged federal crimes committed in obtaining and renewing a business loan from a federally-insured bank. The case involved novel issues regarding the federal aggravated identity theft statute, particularly as it applies in certain white-collar contexts. Our firm did not try the case but represented the defendant at sentencing (where he was sentenced to 45 months imprisonment, far below the sentence recommended by the sentencing guidelines) and on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The case is significant because it involves important and novel questions regarding the federal aggravated identity theft statute - significant enough to be the subject of a front-page story in the National Law Journal in January 2013. In late 2013, the Sixth Circuit reversed three of the four counts of conviction, including the two counts of aggravated identity theft, based squarely on the arguments we had set forth. Re-sentencing remains pending.

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