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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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FCPA: 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement Predictions

A review of trends and developments in FCPA as well as a look ahead into what to expect for 2017. This report aims at providing corporate leaders and companies with the knowledge they need to comply with the FCPA and avoid litigation in 2017.

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Law360 Article Analyzes Summary Judgment Ruling in AutoZone Case

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June 26, 2014

On June 25, U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas granted summary judgment of non-infringement to AutoZone in the consolidated patent infringement case EMG Technology, LLC v. The Vanguard Group, Inc. Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Annie Christoff, Terry Clark and John Golwen represented AutoZone in the case. EMG Technology filed suit claiming that AutoZone's website infringed upon the company's patented system for creating sister websites, specifically alleging that AutoZone reformatted its main site to create a mobile version. The court ruled that the patent-in-suit required the reformatting of a main website in HTML format into a mobile site in XML, whereas AutoZone’s main site is coded in XHTML and its mobile site is in HTML5. The court thus found that AutoZone did not infringe the patent literally or under the doctrine of equivalents. Law360 provided analysis of the case in the article "AutoZone, JC Penney Duck Claims In Mobile IP Suit."


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