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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Obtains Dismissal of FCA Claims Against Brookdale

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November 16, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Brian Roark, Taylor Chenery and Angie Bergman represented Brookdale Senior Living, the nation's largest owner and operator of senior living communities, in a False Claims Act (FCA) suit brought by a whistleblower accusing Brookdale of Medicare fraud. In November 2015, Judge Trauger of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee dismissed the second amended complaint with prejudice, finding that the whistleblower did not adequately allege the submission of false claims to a federal healthcare program. This case was outlined in the article, "Brookdale Again Defeats Whistleblower's FCA Claims," published by Law360 on November 6, 2015.

The court had previously dismissed the whistleblowers first amended complaint in a March 31 ruling. There, the court similarly held that the complaint must be dismissed where it failed to allege that a specific false claim was actually submitted to the government. 

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