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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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Successful Resolution of FLSA Collective Action Against Medical Center

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We represented a medical center in a collective action filed by a former nurse alleging  that she and other current and former employees were required to work "off the clock".  The plaintiff claimed that the medical center's time system made an automatic deduction of 30 minutes every shift, presuming she received a meal period, when in fact on occasion she had to work through (or during) her meal period, resulting in her working off the clock. The potential class action involved approximately 8,000 current and former employees.  Prior to conditional certification and after extensive evaluation of case, including interviews conducted with several hundred managers and potential class members, the matter was settled at mediation based upon the medical center's self-correction. 

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