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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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After a tire manufacturer lost a jury verdict in a disability act case, we were retained by the company on appeal and prevailed as a matter of law. Plaintiff then appealed to the Tennessee Supreme Court. Unfortunately, the Tennessee Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and reinstated the jury verdict, but the Court lowered the damages awarded. During the pendency of the appeal, however, after we had prevailed in the Court of Appeals, the client was able to settle two other similar pending matters favorably.  

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