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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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Blueprint for an IPO

Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders. Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant. Blueprint for an IPO identifies the key players, details the process and identifies the obligations companies will face after going public.

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John Kelly and Danielle Sloane Provide Insight on Fraud and Abuse and Compliance Issues for Clinical Labs

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February 5, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys John Kelly and Danielle Sloane provided insight for two separate articles in the January 2016 issue of G2 Compliance Advisor, a monthly publication targeting issues associated with clinical labs and diagnostics practices. In the article, "Four Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Trends That Labs Should Be Aware Of," John cautioned, "'[e]nforcement is increasing. Efforts in health care fraud and abuse are picking up.'" 

Danielle provided commentary for several of the tips included in the article, "Top 10 Compliance Issues and Tips for 2016." According to the article, the top compliance issue facing labs this year will be medical necessity. As Danielle explains, "'[l]aboratories are going to increasingly have to justify the medical necessity of their tests, particularly testing that is done with any frequency ... laboratories may consider requesting submission of supporting medical records along with the test requisition to ensure the medical necessity support is there on the front end.'"

The full articles, "Four Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Trends That Labs Should Be Aware Of" and "Top 10 Compliance Issues and Tips for 2016," were published in the January 2016 issue of G2 Compliance Advisor (subscription required).

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