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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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Town of Smyrna Fights Imposition of Hedging Charges

Client Type: Government

We are representing the Town of Smyrna, Tennessee against the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG) due to MGAG's imposition of hedging charges that are costing the Town millions each year, despite the fact that the Town never authorized MGAG to initiate long-term hedges on its behalf. 

The Sixth Circuit recently ruled in favor of our client, affirming Judge Sharp's refusal to dismiss our case after MGAG moved for dismissal seven months into the case, claiming it was a sovereign of the State of Georgia under a then-recent decision in which the Georgia Supreme Court held that the Georgia Lottery Corp. is a sovereign. The Sixth Circuit stated that MGAG's argument "requires quite a stretch of the imagination." The case is still pending after having been stayed pending appeal.

Smyrna is a town in Rutherford County, Tennessee founded in 1855.

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