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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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Robert Echols Comments on Judicial Vacancies in Tennessee

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October 15, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Robert Echols provided comment for an article detailing the judicial nominee process and how that process has imposed several vacancies throughout the country. According to the article, "29 nominees are currently awaiting confirmation to federal judgeships across the country." Three of those nominees are from Tennessee and would fill vacancies in courts in Nashville and Memphis. While these nominees have been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, they are awaiting confirmation by the U.S. Senate. In Tennessee, these vacancies have created added workload for the existing judges. As Robert commented for the article, "'[t]hey have three judges working very, very hard to try to fill the workload of four judges.'"

The full article, "With Confirmation Hearings Running Far Behind, Tennessee's Federal Judicial Nominees are Left to Cool their Heels," was published by the Nashville Scene on October 15, 2015 and is available online.


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