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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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Eli Richardson Comments on Charges Filed Related to 2013 NJ Bridge Scandal

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May 4, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Eli Richardson provided insight into the federal criminal charges revealed on May 1 against two former government officials related to "Bridgegate," the scandal involving the closing of traffic lanes in 2013 on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge. Eli discusses the Government's aggressive use of particular criminal statutes, including 18 U.S.C. § 666, in the federal indictment against former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly and former Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni. Eli contends that the Government may face legal challenges to these charges on the grounds that "the prosecutors are taking these statutes to cover conduct that they don't actually cover when properly construed."

The full article, "Novel Charges in NJ Bridge Scandal Will Be Put to the Test," was published by Law360 on May 1 and is available online.


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