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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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Shareholder Class Action Defense for Green Bankshares

Client Type: Public Company

We represented Green Bankshares and its board of directors in a putative class action alleging the defendants breached their fiduciary duties to the Company by accepting an unfair sale price pursuant to an unfair sales process related to a $217 million merger. The plaintiffs sought to enjoin the merger. The matter was settled on favorable terms and the deal closed. The firm also represented these same defendants in three related class actions pending in other jurisdictions. Betty Smith v. Green Bankshares, Inc. et al., Case No. 11-625-III (Davidson County, Tennessee, Chancery Court)

Green Bankshares, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: GRNB) is a bank holding company that merged with and into Capital Bank, National Association (Capital Bank, NA), a subsidiary of Capital Bank Financial Corp. (CBF) in September 2011.

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