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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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Terry Clark Quoted on Federal Circuit Infringement Decision by Law360

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August 14, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims Intellectual Property Litigation Chair Terry Clark was quoted in an article about the Federal Circuit's August 13 en banc decision to restore a $45.5 million jury verdict in Akamai v. Limelight.

Terry told the publication that "in upholding infringement in this case, the Federal Circuit looked at objective circumstances, such as the standard contract executed by Limelight customers, the company's distribution of materials, as well as its installation guidelines, rather than looking at evidence of intent or whether there were substantial noninfringing uses."

"On the defense side, the court has made it more difficult to draw the line between evidence we would be asserting in defense of direct infringement as opposed to indirect infringement," he said. "It's unclear what would be the best defense." The complete article, "Limelight Case Widens Scope of Direct Infringement," is available to subscribers here.


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