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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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Law360 Reports on Vanderbilt Victory at Sixth Circuit in WARN Act Employment Class Action Case


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January 7, 2016

In an article published on January 5, 2016, Law360 summarized the details of the employment class action case, Morton v. Vanderbilt. Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Bill Ozier, Michael Moschel, Stephanie Roth and Dustin Carlton represented Vanderbilt in the lawsuit. The case presented an issue of first impression in the Circuit as to when an employment termination occurs under the WARN Act. 

In this case, a group of former employees filed the lawsuit alleging that Vanderbilt had violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act for failing to provide 60 days' advance notice of their layoffs. The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee found in favor of the former employees. However, the Sixth Circuit overturned the district court decision on the grounds that as long as employees continued to receive full wages and accrue benefits while on a paid leave, there is no employment termination until after the employer ceases the pay and benefits. 

The full article, "WARN Notice Is Not End of Employment, 6th Circ. Says," was published by Law360 on January 5, 2016 and is available online.

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