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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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Robert Echols Receives Rutherford Award from Nashville Bar Foundation

December 6, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. (December 6, 2010) – At its recent annual black tie dinner, the Nashville Bar Foundation presented a plaque representing the David C. Rutherford Award to the Hon. Robert L. Echols, former U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. Echols joined the law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC following his retirement from the bench in July.

The Rutherford Award is given to a Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow who exemplifies the memory and ideals of Nashville lawyer David Rutherford, who represented the highest standards of "professionalism, charitable contribution in the legal field and in the community as a whole, and the spirit of collegiality among bench and bar."

"I am honored to receive this award, especially in memory of David Rutherford who was a fine attorney and friend, loved the practice of law, and made so many selfless contributions to the Nashville Bar Association," said Echols. "To be recognized along side of the former recipients for the qualities outlined in the award is very humbling."

This is only the third time that the award has been given. The award was established and first presented in 2007 to David Rutherford posthumously, while the second award was given in 2008 to retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Frank F. Drowota, III.

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