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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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Brant Phillips and Shayne Clinton Provide Insight on Inferences of Scienter Relating to Control Person Liability in Thomson Reuters' News & Insight Securities Blog

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July 13, 2011

Bass, Berry & Sims' W. Brantley Phillips and Shayne R. Clinton offer their expert analysis of scienter under the Exchange Act in a Thomson Reuters News & Insight securities blog post titled, "The 6th Circuit Discusses Scienter under the Exchange Act, Joins Other Circuits for the 'Good Faith' Affirmative Defense in Control Person Liability." Discussing the recent decision by the Sixth Circuit in Frank v. Dana Corp., Mr. Phillips and Mr. Clinton explain how the court now joins other circuits in determining that plaintiffs do not have to plead facts showing bad faith to survive a motion to dismiss for control person liability.


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