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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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Dismissal of Fraud/Civil RICO Complaint for FJ Management, Inc.

Client Type: Private Company

We represented FJ Management, Inc. and related entities in an adversary proceeding brought by the Chapter 7 Trustee for St. Michael Motor Express ("St. Michael").  St. Michael is a now-defunct trucking company formerly headquartered in Jackson, Tennessee that specialized in the transportation of refrigerated goods.  After filing for reorganization and protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in 2008, St. Michael's bankruptcy case was converted to a Chapter 7 case and ultimately closed in 2010.  In 2013, however, the Chapter 7 Trustee reopened the case and filed an adversary complaint against a group of defendants.  The Trustee's claims were premised on allegations that Flying J Inc., several of its subsidiaries, and several executives of those entities conspired to defraud St. Michael and otherwise engage in illegal acts that ultimately led to St. Michael's shutting down its operations. The Trustee' complaint asserted several theories of recovery, most notably fraud, conversion, and violations of the federal RICO statute.  After the case was delayed for over a year and a half to allow the U.S. Supreme Court to rule definitively that the Bankruptcy Court had jurisdiction to issue a final order on the Trustee's claims, the Bankruptcy Court heard oral arguments on the Defendants' Motions to Dismiss in June 2015. The court entered an Order in August 2015, dismissing all of the Trustee's claims with prejudice and the time for filing an appeal expired without an appeal being filed.

FJ Management, Inc., formerly known as Flying J Inc., is a privately held U.S. corporation which operates oil & refining, banking, and insurance businesses.

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