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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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Joseph Crace and Matthew Curley Offer Their Thoughts to Thomson Reuters' News & Insight on the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court and Appropriate Pleading Standards for Scienter

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August 24, 2011
Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Joseph B. Crace and Matthew M. Curley provide significant insight on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s recent opinions on scienter in their Thomson Reuters News & Insight securities blog post, "6th Circuit Revisits Pleading Standard for Scienter Under Exchange Act." Mr. Crace and Mr. Curley highlight key points from two recent scienter opinions to show why "exacting pleading requirements for pleading scienter" continue to present a viable basis for a motion to dismiss claims.

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