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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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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Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Dec. 22 (Simpson v. Vanderbilt Univ., 6th Cir., No. 08-6548, unpublished opinion 12/22/09).

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