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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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FCPA: 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement Predictions

A review of trends and developments in FCPA as well as a look ahead into what to expect for 2017. This report aims at providing corporate leaders and companies with the knowledge they need to comply with the FCPA and avoid litigation in 2017.

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Anna Grizzle Comments on Latest FCA Compliance Cases

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November 10, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Anna Grizzle commented for an article detailing several settlements healthcare companies recently finalized with the Department of Justice related to alleged False Claims Act (FCA) violations. These settlements have focused on violations related to physician payment arrangements and filing claims in violation of the Stark Law. The article discusses what companies can do to avoid future investigations. While internal audits are the first step to discovering potential FCA violations, unless companies implement corrective actions the potential for future violations will continue. As Anna points out in the article, "'[i]f you are exercising that type of vigilance and self-policing, that can go a long way to help a provider avoid being the next headline.'"

The full article, "Latest Review of False Claims Act Compliance," was published by Compliance Week on November 10, 2015 and is available online (subscription required).


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