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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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Dick Lodge and Brant Phillips Represent The Ingram Group before Tennessee Ethics Commission

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August 2, 2013

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Dick Lodge was quoted in several publications recently defending Tom Ingram and Marcille Durham before the Tennessee Ethics Commission on show cause notices issued by the Commission relative to lobbyist registrations. The Commission voted against penalizing Ingram for failure to file the proper lobbying registrations. However, because of the Commission's rules, the vote was insufficient to resolve the matter, and it will be back on the Commission's agenda at its next meeting in September. Click the links below for full articles about the case.

"Tennessee Ethics Panel Stalemates Over Tom Ingram Lobbying Resolution" – Chattanooga Times Free Press (August 2, 2013)

"State Ethics Panel Postpones Action on Ingram Case" – Knoxville News Sentinel (August 1, 2013)

"Ethics Panel Effort in Nashville to Drop Civil Penalties Against a Top GOP Strategist Today Fail" – Chattanooga Times Free Press (August 1, 2013)

"Ethics Case Against Advisor to Tennessee Governor on Hold" – Memphis Commercial Appeal (August 1, 2013)

"Tom Ingram's Ethics Case Deferred" – The Tennessean (August 2, 2013)

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