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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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Janelle Waack Provides Insight on Supreme Court Review of PTAB IPR Decision in Cuozzo and Its Impact on Pharmaceutical Patents

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April 25, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Janelle Waack provided comment for an article in Modern Healthcare regarding Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, which is being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on April 25, 2016. The outcome of this case could change the claim construction standard used in resolving patent challenges at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board. "It's remarkable because you're changing the standard of a fundamental issue in patent disputes," Janelle said of the case. "It would tend to tilt the playing field in favor of the patent owners," Janelle said.

The full article, "Supreme Court Patent Case has Major Implications for Drugmakers," was published by Modern Healthcare on April 22, 2016, and is available online.


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