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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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Brian Roark Comments on Impact of Sequestration Related to Fraud Recovery in 2015

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March 2, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Roark provided comments for an article discussing whether sequestration led to decreased healthcare fraud recoveries in 2015. These automatic budget cuts effected the anti-fraud resources available to enforce federal healthcare programs and some question whether this lack of resources caused the drop in recoveries between 2014 ($3.3 billion) and 2015 ($2.4 billion). As Brian points out in the article, "the decline was probably due to a smaller number of large-dollar settlements and that it's not necessarily an indication of any long-term trends."

The full article, "Sequestration Hampered Gov. Anti-Fraud Efforts, Agencies Say," was published by Bloomberg BNA’s Health Law Resource Center on February 29, 2016, and is available online.

Brian's comments were also included in the blog post from March 7, 2016, "Are Anti-fraud Efforts Hurt by Budget Sequestration?" published on Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Blog.


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