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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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Tim Garrett Comments on NLRB's Decision in Northwestern Unionization Case

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August 19, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Garrett commented on the NLRB's refusal to exercise jurisdiction over the unionization effort by scholarship football players at Northwestern University. The players argued they were employees of the university and should be allowed to form a union. As stated by Tim for the article, "[t]he board ruled that asserting jurisdiction in the case would not promote stability in labor relations. The NLRB emphasized that Northwestern is the only private university in the Big Ten, and that it does not have jurisdiction over public universities."

The full article, "Northwestern Football Players' Unionization Drive Halted," was published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on August 8, 2015.

Tim also wrote a blog post for the Labor Talk Blog about this topic, "NLRB 'Punts' – Declines To Assert Jurisdiction Over Northwestern Football Players."


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