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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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Tony McFarland Comments on Implications of Avid Life Data Breach

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August 21, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tony McFarland was quoted in Law360's coverage of the Avid Life hack and subsequent data dump. Avid Life is the parent company of the controversial dating website AshleyMadison. This highly publicized breach likely will have implications far beyond the 37 million members whose information was exposed. Looking at the bigger picture, Tony warns that the AshleyMadison breach may be a "watershed event" for socially-driven data intrusions. "The big concern is that the Avid Life hack will discourage people from associating with politically incorrect companies or causes for fear of losing their anonymity," he said.

The full article, "AshleyMadison Users Bad Spouses, but Good Plaintiffs," was published by Law360 on August 20, 2015 and is available online.

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