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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Blueprint for an IPO

Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders. Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant. Blueprint for an IPO identifies the key players, details the process and identifies the obligations companies will face after going public.

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Bass, Berry & Sims Successfully Defends Vanderbilt in Sixth Circuit Case

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January 8, 2010

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney William N. Ozier successfully defended Vanderbilt University in an Americans With Disabilities Act and gender discrimination case before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Additional representation was provided by Kevin R. Davis of the University's Office of General Counsel.

The Sixth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in which Vanderbilt was also represented by the firm.

The case is reported in the January 8, 2010 edition of Daily Labor Report.

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A nurse fired for not completing patients' medical charts failed to show that his termination actually was based on disability discrimination, since the fact that he slept only two-and-a-half to three hours most days was not a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Dec. 22 (Simpson v. Vanderbilt Univ., 6th Cir., No. 08-6548, unpublished opinion 12/22/09).

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