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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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Securities Law Exchange BlogSecurities Law Exchange blog offers insight on the latest legal and regulatory developments affecting publicly traded companies. It focuses on a wide variety of topics including regulation and reporting updates, public company advisory topics, IPO readiness and exchange updates including IPO announcements, M&A trends and deal news.

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Michael Moschel Provides Tips on Managing Social Media in a Hospital Setting

Becker's Hospital Review

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January 4, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Michael Moschel provided insight for an article in Becker's Hospital Review detailing the use of social media in the workplace. While the article focuses on social media within the context of a hospital setting, the general principles are applicable across a variety of industries. In the article, Michael outlines five helpful tips for employers to follow when utilizing social media:

  1. Focus on business purposes.
  2. Don't follow a subordinate on social media.
  3. Implement some type of centralized management of the hospital's disciplinary policy for social media.
  4. Have a compliant social media policy in place and train employees on it.
  5. No double standards.

The full article, "Managing Social Media in the Workplace: 5 Thoughts for Hospital Executives," was published by Becker's Hospital Review on December 31, 2015 and is available online.

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