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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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Steve Jasper Provides Insight on Supreme Court of Tennessee Retaliatory Tax Assessment Decision

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October 13, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Steve Jasper provided insight for an article detailing the Supreme Court of Tennessee's decision in Chartis Casualty Co. v. Tennessee. In this case, five Pennsylvania-based insurance companies questioned retaliatory tax assessments charged by the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Although the lower courts sided with Tennessee, the State Supreme Court reversed, holding "that because the burden of collecting and remitting Pennsylvania workers' compensation assessments is on employers, and not on insurance companies, the Pennsylvania insurance companies are not liable for the additional Tennessee taxes."

The full article, "Tennessee Supreme Court Rejects Retaliatory Tax on Pennsylvania Insurers," was published by Tax Analysts' State Tax Notes on October 12, 2015 and is available online (subscription required).


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